Welcome to the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s 2024 Cohen Family Upstander Month, where we celebrate Cincinnati as a place where upstanders shine. This special month is dedicated to uplifting the changemakers in our community who embody the spirit of standing up for what’s right.


Join us for a month filled with museum activations, engaging digital programs, and signature events that honor the resilience and courage of those who make a difference. Experience the powerful stories of upstanders who have made an impact and learn how you can be a part of this inspiring movement.

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

Upstander Awards

JUNE 2, 2024 6 P.M.

Cincinnati is a place where upstanders shine. Join us for the 2024 Upstander Awards, where we recognize individuals in the region who use their character strengths to make a difference in the community. Enjoy a gala-style event in historic Union Terminal’s breath-taking rotunda featuring a three-course meal, music, art experiences, and a moving awards ceremony celebrating Cincinnati’s best and brightest upstanders. Together, let's illuminate Cincinnati as a beacon of courage, compassion, and positive change. Black tie optional. Valet included in ticket price.

Upstander 5k

JUNE 30, 2024 8:30 A.M.

Shine like an upstander at the Fleet Feet Upstander 5K, which takes runners and walkers on a scenic route throughout the West End and Price Hill. Registrants receive a t-shirt, iconic Union Terminal race medal, free admission to Union Terminal museums, and other swag. Enjoy live music, family activities, breakfast, giveaways, art activations, and a pickleball tournament outside of Union Terminal. Come be a part of the Upstander 5K and celebrate Cincinnati's resilience, unity, and unwavering spirit of upstanding for what's right. Admission to POMPEII: The Exhibition and the OMNIMAX is not included.

Museum Family day

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

After you finish up the Upstander 5K, 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. Enjoy special activities for children of all ages from partners like the Children’s Theatre, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Art Museum, and more! Museum admission is free for Upstander 5K registrants. Admission to POMPEII: The Exhibition and the OMNIMAX is not included.

  • 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.

2023 presenting sponsors

2023 Sponsors

2023 Community Partners