Wiesenthal Center Hosts Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner

0
397
L-R: Haim Saban, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ted Sarandos and Ron Meyer at the 2014 Humanitarian Award Dinner
L-R: Haim Saban, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ted Sarandos and Ron Meyer at the 2014 Humanitarian Award Dinner
L-R: Haim Saban, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ted Sarandos and Ron Meyer at the 2014 Humanitarian Award Dinner
On Tuesday, March 25, the Simon Wiesenthal Center hosted their annual humanitarian award dinner where Netflix Executive Ted Sarandos was honored. The dinner chairman included CEO of DreamWorks Animation and SWC Trustee, Jeffrey Katzenberg. Also at the dinner were Vice Chairman of NBC Universal and SWC Trustee Ron Meyer, Chairman and CEO of Saban Capital Group, Haim Saban, Chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment and 2013 SWC Humanitarian Award honoree Jim Gianopulos. The Weinstein Co’s Harvey Weinstein and Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger were also in attendance.

The following night the SWC hosted the NAACP monthly general membership meeting, which was held at the Museum of Tolerance in New York. The meeting was in celebration of Women’s History Month and in honor of the Shirley Chisholm Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp. The SWC began the meeting with the invocation. Dr. Hazel Dukes, the NAACP New York State Conference President and member of the NAACP National Board of Trustees, addressed the meeting. The SWC continues to partner with the NAACP with the goal of creating dialogue and building bridges between the Jewish and Black communities. Later this Spring the NAACP will be bringing their Youth Council to the MOTNY.

During the NAACP general membership meeting, Rabbi Steven Burg of the SWC met with New York Congressman Charles Rangel. This was Congressman Rangel’s second time coming to the Museum of Tolerance New York within six weeks.

Last week the SWC also had the great honor of hosting Jerry Hauer, Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Commissioner Hauer had a great interest in the work the Center does fighting digital terrorism and hate.