WITNESS 25th Anniversary | Come Celebrate With Us
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Please join us on May 11, 2017, at The Edison Ballroom in New York in celebration of WITNESS’ 25th anniversary.


May 11, 2017


The Edison Ballroom

240 West 47th Street

New York City

We will celebrate 25 years of making human rights change happen all over the world; 25 years of survivors’ stories turned into powerful tools for justice; 25 years of exposing the truth; amplifying voices, and changing lives; 25 years of pushing the boundaries of video and technology in service of human rights.

Together, with your support we can achieve our vision for a future where anyone, anywhere can use video and technology safely, ethically, and effectively to create positive and lasting change.

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 of WITNESS

Regan Ralph

President and CEO of The Fund for Global Human Rights

Linda Sarsour

and other special guests

Performances By

David Byrne

and other musicians to be announced

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


A Taste of Last Year’s Benefit

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