Cincinnati Upstander Awards at Union Terminal to Feature Actress Debra Messing

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Holocaust & Humanity Center to host month of events that inspire action

Contact: Kara Driscoll, Holocaust & Humanity Center, (513) 638-0508, [email protected]

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is proud to announce it will host its Cohen Family Upstander Month, an inspiring month of events featuring family activities and an awards ceremony headlined by actress Debra Messing at historic Union Terminal.

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s Cohen Family Upstander Month in June celebrates and uplifts the change makers in our community. The month of events kicks off with the Upstander Awards Gala on June 2, 6 p.m. at Union Terminal, featuring Debra Messing – an Emmy Award-winning actress, producer, and social justice & human rights advocate. Read more about her work and advocacy here.

“We are proud to offer an entire month of events that will inspire people of all ages to think about what they can do when they use their unique character strengths to make a difference,” said David Wise, Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center. “Whether you run the Upstander 5K or celebrate the incredible change makers in our community, we hope you’ll join our community of upstanders.”

Generously supported by the Cohen Family, the month of events at Union Terminal includes:

  • June 2, 2024, at 6 p.m.: Upstander Awards Gala
  • June 18, 2024, at 6 p.m.: Museum Mindfulness Yoga: Tapping into the Science of Well-Being
  • June 30, 2024, 8:30 a.m.: Upstander 5K Run & Walk
  • June 30, 2024: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Upstander Family Museum Day at Union Terminal

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center was created to carry on the stories and lessons of one of the darkest chapters in human history. Rooted in this educational mission is a vision to create an entire community of upstanders — high-minded, everyday heroes who act because they refuse to be bystanders.

The Cohen Family Cincinnati Upstander Month is presented by Duke Energy, the Mayerson Family Foundation, and Procter & Gamble.

For more information and to purchase tickets to events, visit Early bird pricing is $100 per ticket through May 1.

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The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal, HHC impacts more than 2.5 million people every year through digital and in-person events, museum tours, educational experiences, social media, and virtual content. From Australia to India, individuals from more than 25 countries and 30 states engage with our mission. For more information, visit