Anti-Defamation League Sponsors Concert Against Hate in Washington ~ Annapolis Capital Punishment

Monday, November 9, 2009

Anti-Defamation League Sponsors Concert Against Hate in Washington

Perhaps you will be interested in joining CP in attending the Anti-Defamation League's at the "In Concert Against Hate" on Monday, November 16. This powerful and inspirational event honors heroes in the fight against intolerance, extremism and terrorism. The Concert tells the stories of ordinary men and women who have performed extraordinary acts of courage and compassion when confronted by hatred and bigotry. These are individuals who could not stand by while others were the targets of injustice, but instead chose to act. We also tell the stories of people who were themselves targets of hate, including those who have lost their lives in this struggle. This year's concert features the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Emil de Cou.
Annapolis resident Bonnie Nelson Schwartz is the producer of this event.For details about the honorees and the concert, please continue...

Visit this web-site to learn more about the inspiring stories of men and women who have fought intolerance and hatred or were victims of such hatred.
These are the honorees this year:
Tom Self. In 2004, the Birmingham News discovered a cardboard box containing
thousands of negatives of images taken by its photographers in the 1950s
and ’60s, many never published. Tom Self was one of the Birmingham News
photographers covering events in the city that was on the front lines in the battle for
civil rights. He was the first photographer to go into the 16th Street Baptist Church just
minutes after the bomb explosion that killed four African-American girls.
Mindy Finkelstein. Ten years ago, in what is called “The Summer of Hate,”
Mindy Finkelstein, was a 16-year-old camp counselor at the North Valley
Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles, when a neo-Nazi entered the
Center and starting shooting with his automatic weapon. Mindy was one of five people,
including three children, wounded in the attack.
Joseph Ileto. A short time after the North Valley shooting, Joseph Santos Ileto, a
letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, was returning to his mail truck when the
gunman walked up and shot Ileto to death, because in the shooter’s words, he was
either Latino or Asian (he was Filipino American) and worked for the federal government.
Joseph Ileto’s mother, brother, and sister-in-law, will join us for the tribute.
Ilsa and Lisa Klinghoffer. In 1985 four terrorists seized the cruise ship Achille
Lauro off the coast of Egypt in the Mediterranean. They singled out Leon Kling -
hoffer, a 69-year-old Jew, confined to a wheelchair, who was celebrating his 36th
wedding anniversary with his wife. The terrorists shot him to death and then threw his
body into the sea. For 24 years, Leon Klinghoffer’s daughters, Ilsa and Lisa, have pursued
their father’s murderers, dedicating themselves to educating the world about the
deadly realities of terrorism, and serving as a source of strength and inspiration for others.
ADL would like to gratefully acknowledge:

The Birmingham News
Tom Scarritt, Editor, The Birmingham News
Hunter George, Executive Editor, The Birmingham News
Voncille Williams, Photography Technician, The Birmingham News
Alexander Cohn, Photo Editor, The Concord Monitor
Unseen. Unforgotten. A Special Report from The Birmingham News

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Monday evening, November 16, 2009, at 8:30
EMIL DE COU, conductor

Symphonic Scenario from Victory at Sea,
arr. Robert Russell Bennett
Duke Ellington Fantasy, arr. Ralph Hermann
“The Young Prince and the Young Princess”
from Scheherazade
“Intermezzo” (Prelude to Act III) from Carmen

“Sunrise” from Grand Canyon Suite

Pantomime and General Dance from
Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
The Anti-Defamation League invites you to greet this year’s honorees
in the Grand Foyer following the performance.
Program and artists subject to change.

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