Thank you for joining us on May 11, 2017 to celebrate WITNESS’ 25th Anniversary!

Check out highlights from the event below.

Honorees and Featured Speakers


25th Anniversary

Benefit Chairs

Amy and Jeffrey Towers


Peter Gabriel

musician and activist,
co-founder of WITNESS

Syrian Archive

preserving open source documentation of human rights violations in Syria

Opal Tometi

co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, Executive Director of the Black Alliance For Just Immigration

Joshua Mailman and Monica Winsor

leaders in social entrepreneurship and engaged philanthropy


Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm

Executive Director, WITNESS

Regan Ralph

President and CEO of The Fund for Global Human Rights

Linda Sarsour

Racial Justice and Civil Rights Activist, National Co-Chair, Women’s March on Washington

Raja Althaibani

Middle East and North Africa Senior Program Coordinator, WITNESS

Performances By

David Byrne

Joan As Police Woman

Bounce Castle

Benefit Committee

Adam and Martha Agensky
The Brook Foundation
Donal Daly and Cleona Duggan
Mika El-Baz
Helen and Mike Enright
Peter Gabriel
Steven Goldberg and Carolyn Lese
John Hass and Mary Frances Budig
Dr. Sam Herschkowitz and Jillian Gordon
Michael Hirschhorn and Jimena Martinez
Brown Johnson
Joshua Pickard
Amy Rao
Jim Salzano
Lekha Singh
Jeffrey Tarrant
Arjun Thimmaya
Liz and Todd Warnock
Nicole Wong

Friends of WITNESS

Christiane Amanpour
Alan Cumming
Anna Gabriel
Hassan Hakmoun and Chikako Iwahori
Angélique Kidjo and Jean Hébrail
Rebecca Lichtenfeld
John Lyons
Reyna Mastrosimone
Mira Nair
Annie Ohayon
Femi Oke
Izhar Patkin
Harry Pearce
Katie Pierson
Bonnie Raitt
Mary Robinson
Meg Ryan
Alina Slonim
Susan Sarandon
Fred Schneider
Gloria Steinem
Ai Weiwei


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