Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Location: Mack Ballroom, SMU Campus Dallas, Texas
Time: Dinner & Celebration 6:00 p.m.
Register for the event: https://link.smu.edu/events/triumph-of-the-spirit/registration
About the Honorees:
“Nazi Hunters” Beate and Serge Klarsfeld.
For more than five decades, this married couple has brought war criminals and to justice across the globe and helped restore the names and faces of victims. Click here to learn more.
This elite team of North Texas educators is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancinghuman rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference. Click here to learn more.
About the Triumph of the Spirit Awards:
Thoughtfully produced to entertain and inspire, the TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT AWARDS honor the accomplishment, commitment and innovation of human rights leaders – Dallas-based and global. Granted by the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program (EHRP), these biennial awards are unique among institutions of higher education in the United States. Funding is provided by an anonymous donor, whose generosity challenges us all to participate in making the world a better place.
During the evening, we will honor Nazi Hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld as our global awardee of the Triumph of the Spirit Award. For more than five decades, this married couple has brought war criminals to justice across the globe and helped restore the names and faces of Nazi victims. We are also excited to announce that the Docents of the Dallas Holocaust Museum will be the Triumph of the Spirit local awardees. This elite team of North Texas educators is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.
This event promises to be an unforgettable experience, as well as a unique opportunity to support the EHRP. We invite you to consider a sponsorship opportunity, register for the dinner and become an essential part of this historic event. The funds raised directly benefit the students and initiatives of the Embrey Human Rights Program, which was established in 2006 and launched a Bachelors of Arts in Human Rights (one of only seven in the nation) in 2012. Since the program’s inception, over 250 majors and minors have graduated and are making incredible changes throughout the world. From alumni like Shireen Tavakoli who now is a legal fellow for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington D.C. to current students like Greg Guggenmos who founded the Community Bail Fund of North Texas to provide grants to defendants awaiting trial in Dallas County, your participation supports students who are innovators, change agents, and the voice for those demanding dignity. Their education includes life-changing experiences such as learning trips to locations like Poland to see devastation caused by the Holocaust that inspires them to confront genocide, inequality and create solutions to the challenges facing us today. We encourage you to support this important celebration and initiative creating a long lasting ripple effect touching our region, the human rights leaders of the future and the lives of the vulnerable.
The celebration will gather educators, activists, philanthropists and leaders from Dallas and far beyond and showcase a variety of creative expressions in celebration of the diverse struggle for human rights occurring across the globe. We hope you will join us.
If you are unable to attend but wish to make a gift click here.