The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s 2024 Cohen Family Upstander Month celebrates and uplifts the changemakers in our community. Join us for a month of museum activations, digital programs, and signature events, including the Upstander 5K & Family Day and the Upstander Awards. 

How will you rise as an upstander? Here are a few actions you can take right now:

Upstander 5k

JUNE 30, 2024 8:30 A.M.

Kick off your morning with the Upstander 5K, which takes runners and walkers on a scenic route throughout the West End. Registrants receive a free T-shirt (while supplies last) and other swag. Participants will also enjoy live music, family activities, breakfast, giveaways, FC Cincinnati activations and a pickleball tournament outside of Union Terminal.

Family day & volunteer expo

JUNE 30, 2024 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.

After you finish up your outside, explore upstander experiences throughout the Children’s Museum, Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science, and the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center. Browse our Upstander Volunteer Expo, where dozens of organizations will be available in the Rotunda to share volunteer opportunities and information with museum goers.

  • Learn about our 2023 Upstander Awards winners.
  • What’s your upstander superpower? Take a 20-minute online strength assessment to learn how you’re uniquely positioned to make your mark on our world today.
  • Resources for Educators: Students who study the Holocaust show greater levels of empathy and critical thinking skills. We offer resources to equip educators with the tools and content they need to teach the fundamentals of the Holocaust.
  • Upcoming Programs: Join a community of upstanders at one of our interactive programs and events.

Connect with our mission from anywhere in the world and join the Upstander movement. Know an upstander who deserves recognition? Take a minute to tell us about them so we can spotlight their impact. Click here to connect with us.


  • Harold and Cynthia Guttman Family Center for Storytelling: This project will amplify stories of community changemakers to inspire others to become upstanders. Through an expanded digital media strategy and a new podcast, we will reach new audiences in Cincinnati and well beyond.
  • WCPO Upstander Spotlight: Stay tuned for a new partnership with WCPO, which will include monthly Upstander spotlights showcasing stories of local upstanders. Viewers can also nominate upstanders they’d like to be recognized.

2023 presenting sponsors

2023 Sponsors

2023 Community Partners