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The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s 2024 Cohen Family Upstander Month celebrates 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 and learn how you can be a part of this inspiring movement.

Upstander Awards

JUNE 2, 2024 6 P.M.

Join us for the 2024 Upstander Awards, with Celebrity Host Debra Messing, to 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. Festive formal attire. 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 museums, and other swag. Enjoy live music, family activities throughout all museums, breakfast, giveaways, art activations, and a pickleball tournament outside of Union Terminal. Don't miss out!


JUNE 18, 2024 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.

Join us for Museum Mindfulness, a yoga event in the iconic rotunda of Union Terminal. Enjoy a relaxing yoga session, followed by drinks, appetizers, and insightful conversations with mindfulness experts. Learn how to tap into the science of well-being to become your best self and discover your character strengths as an upstander. Bring your own mat. All participants required to sign a waiver at registration prior to participation.

  • 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.

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