The Anti Defamation League will be holding its ADL in Concert Against Hate event at the Kennedy Center for the eighteenth consecutive year on Monday, October 15 with Dr. Tina Alster and Mr. Paul Frazer serving as the Patron chairs for this year’s event. The first ADL Concert was held in 1995 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. Performed by the National Symphony Orchestra, the event honors “ordinary” men and women who have performed singular acts of courage and compassion in the face of intolerance, extremism and terrorism.
Past honorees have included Sergeant Kim Munley, an U.S. Army civilian police officer whose confrontation with a gunman outside the Soldiers’ Readiness Center helped end the Fort Hood Shooting on November 5, 2009, Violet Sutton-Lawson, an African-American community liaison officer at South Philadelphia High School who repeatedly risked her life to protect Asian students during a day of racial violence, Professor Liviu Librescu who sacrificed his life to allow his students to escape the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, Germaine Belline who provided identification papers for thirty people in German-occupied Belgium, allowing for them to escape the Holocaust and dozens of other extraordinary individuals.
The honorees’ stories are narrated by renowned actors and performers and interwoven with musical selections that create a powerful and unforgettable evening of inspiration and hope. Before the concert, donors and sponsors may attend the special Ina and Shelley Kay Award Dinner where they will hear directly from the honorees as they accept their awards.
The concert is the greatest source of funds for ADL’s work in Washington DC. Money raised by this concert goes toward ADL’s training in schools to reduce prejudice, investigations of hate groups and violent extremists and ADL’s nationally-acclaimed police training programs that are mandated for almost every major law enforcement agency in the area, among others. ADL’s programs seek to address the root problems of bigotry and hatred.
Come join ADL in honoring this extraordinary individuals and support their mission to “secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens.”
WHEN: Monday, October 15, 2012
Ina and Shelley Kay Award Dinner at 6 p.m.
Concert Against Hate at 8:30 p.m.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
TICKETS: Early Bird rates until September 16–Concert ticket: $65, Young Professional ticket $30.
Tickets to the Award Dinner start at $500.
Tables start at $5,000.
Tickets available online.