Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Annual Humanitarian Dinner is Virtual

Exterior of the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Courtesy of the Illinois Holocaust Museum
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Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Annual Humanitarian Dinner has gone virtual this year bringing the opportunity for people everywhere to everywhere to register and tune in to participate “virtually”.  Former NBA star and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is serving as the evening’s keynote speaker. On March 10, at 6:00 PM CST, the Humanitarian Award will be presented to Exelon Corporation, accepted by Chris Crane, President, and CEO, and Scott Swanson, President of PNC Bank, Illinois for their demonstrated commitment to educate current and future generations about the Holocaust and the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and indifference. Zev and Shifra Karkomi will also be honored posthumously with the Survivor Legacy Award in recognition of their vision and support in the creation of the Museum.

What: Humanitarian Awards Dinner 

When: March 10, 6 PM CST 

Who: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA star, activist

           Chris Cane, President and CEO, Exelon Corporation

           Scott Swanson, President, PNC Bank

Where: Zoom

            Registration Link: 

If you are unable to make the dinner, but still would like to make a donation to Illinois Holocaust Museum, click here.

One of the largest fund raising dinners in the city of Chicago, this high profile evening pays tribute to pillars of the community, Holocaust Survivors and highlights the Museum’s achievements. The Humanitarian Awards Dinner is a poignant evening that demonstrates the impact the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center plays in the local community and beyond.

Illinois Holocaust Museum 2019, Courtesy of Kathleen Hinkel

About Illinois Holocaust Museum

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center honors the Survivors and victims of the Holocaust and transforms history into current, relevant, and universal lessons in humanity. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, the Museum provides a universal call to action: Take history to heart. Take a stand for humanity. The Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with last admission at 4:00 PM. For more information, visit or call 847-967-4800.

An important program is the VIRTUAL EDUCATOR RESOURCES


To support our teachers, the Educator’s Institute for Human Rights and the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center have curated resources to facilitate difficult discussions in the classroom around media literacy. These tools contain creative lessons and articles on media ethics, identifying propaganda, leading discussions after a crisis, and teaching controversial issues in the classroom. With these tools, teachers will be equipped to conduct meaningful and informed conversations in the classroom, promoting learning and understanding around this critically important topic. 

Educators know their students, classrooms, and community best. 

As with any resource, be sure to review and determine which resources best serve your specific circumstances. 


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