As a society, we battle prejudice and discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, age, and religion on a daily basis. We are reminded of our humanity through social causes, the arts, museums, historical points of interest, and each other. To thrive as a business community, it is incumbent upon us to recognize there is much work to be done in the mission to empower all people.
Father Patrick Desbois, President of the Yahad-In Unum Association, will receive the Museum’s 2013 Hope for Humanity Award. Local Holocaust Survivors will also be recognized.
Fr. Desbois, who has devoted his life to confronting anti-Semitism and furthering Catholic-Jewish understanding, will be honored at the Museum’s Hope for Humanity Dinner on October 30 at the Dallas Fairmont Hotel, 1717 North Akard Street. The Hope for Humanity reception starts at 6 p.m. Dinner begins at 7 p.m.
Fr. Desbois has dedicated his life to preserving the memory of Ukraine’s former Jewish community and to advance understanding of the crimes committed during the Holocaust. To date, his organization has identified 800 of the estimated 2,000 sites of mass burial.
Tickets will be $350 (limited availability). Table prices begin at $3,500. For further information, please contact Development Director Maria MacMullin at 214-741-7500.
Currently, the Museum office is busy getting everything in place for our Hope for Humanity Dinner. Hope for Humanity (HfH) is the way that we honor our local Holocaust survivors and award the Hope for Humanity award to a member of the community who exemplifies the Museum’s mission. That community member this year is Frank Risch, a long-time DHM board member and advocate. Frank will be presented the award at the dinner, where we will also present a special performance of “Stoop Stories,” a moving series of stories about overcoming hardships.
There is so much to do when a big event is in the works…especially when there are school groups visiting, tours going on, as well as all of the other things that usually take place! HfH is a big deal, with all sorts of DHM supporters signing up for tables, sponsorships, tickets, and of course, our raffle. As more and more steps begin to fall into place, it is exciting to see the way that everything comes together! When October 25 finally arrives, the whole Museum family will be able to sit back and relax, while enjoying the fruits of our labor.