Be a part of us on Thursday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m. ET, for a particular Fb Premiere of our 2020 Ripple of Hope Award ceremony.
Dr. Anthony Fauci giving his acceptance speech on the 2020 Ripple of Hope Award ceremony.
New York, NY, Dec. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Thursday, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights hosted its 52nd annual Ripple of Hope Award ceremony, recognizing 5 brave humanitarians for his or her pursuit of racial and financial equality, social justice, and civil rights: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments; Dolores Huerta, founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Basis and co-founder of United Farm Employees of America; Colin Kaepernick, human rights activist, co-founder of Know Your Rights Camp, and Tremendous Bowl quarterback; Dan Schulman, president and chief govt officer of PayPal; and Dan Springer, chief govt officer of DocuSign.
Due to the beneficiant help of the night’s attendees, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights has introduced it should debut an encore presentation of the Ripple of Hope Award ceremony on Thursday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m. ET, making this system free and out there to the general public in its entirety for the primary time. You can RSVP for the Facebook Premiere here.
As we close to the tip of this exceptionally tough 12 months, one which has seen the brave pursuit of equality and justice change into political and even adversarial, the Ripple of Hope Award laureates urged the viewers to proceed talking their reality to energy and demanding social change.
“We stay in a culturally charged world, the place even listening to an opposing viewpoint might be seen as treasonous,” stated Dan Schulman, president and chief govt officer of PayPal, in his remarks. “However that is the time we stay in and I really feel deeply that I’ve an obligation to create a extra simply world. Our democracy depends on every of us rising above our personal self-interest to create a greater system for everybody.”
“My father stated ‘though we might stay in difficult occasions, so are they full of alternative.’ Our laureates’ actions ship encouraging messages of hope and chance,” stated Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. “Their dedication to equality, capability for modern options, respect for human rights, and imaginative and prescient for a greater future encourage us all.”
Sometimes an in-person occasion, this 12 months’s digital celebration offered unprecedented entry to the Ripple of Hope laureates—a number of of whom have confronted undue criticism, harassment, and even loss of life threats of their high-profile work defending human rights—and gathered influential leaders throughout authorities, enterprise, advocacy, and leisure. Amongst these in attendance: Katie Couric, Chris Tucker, Martin Sheen, Alfre Woodard, Dan Moderately, Keegan-Michael Key, Gloria Steinem, Cornel West, Jake Tapper, Pleasure Behar, Rep. Cedric Richmond, George Lopez, Don Lemon, Carlos Santana, Sam Waterston, Aloe Blacc, and Martin Luther King III.
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