Cincinnati Upstander Weekend at Union Terminal to Feature Katie Couric

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

Holocaust & Humanity Center to partner with Cincinnati Museum Center on weekend of inspiring events

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is proud to announce it will host its first-ever Cohen Family Cincinnati Upstander Weekend, an inspiring two days of events featuring family activities and an awards ceremony headlined by Katie Couric at historic Union Terminal.

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s Cohen Family Cincinnati Upstander Weekend on June 10-11 celebrates and uplifts the changemakers in our community and inspires community members to make their own mark in the community.

“We are proud to offer a weekend 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. “We look forward to welcoming Cincinnatians to our home at Union Terminal to celebrate and the best and brightest upstanders in our community.”

Generously supported by the Cohen Family, the weekend of events includes:

  • June 10, 2023: Upstander 5K – 8:30 A.M. Cincinnati’s community of upstanders take over historic Union Terminal for our Upstander 5K, Family Day & Upstander Volunteer Expo. Kick off your morning with the Upstander 5K, which takes runners and walkers on a scenic route around historic Union Terminal and throughout the West End and Over-the-Rhine. Participants will also enjoy live music, family activities, breakfast, and pick-up pickleball games outside of Union Terminal.
  • June 10, 2023: Museum Family Day & Upstander Volunteer Expo – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. After you finish up your morning outside, explore upstander activities and 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 non-profit and mission-driven organizations will be available in the Rotunda to share volunteer opportunities and information with museum goers throughout the day. When you register for any Cincinnati Upstander Weekend event, you receive free admission to all museums.
  • June 11, 2023: Upstander Awards Featuring Katie Couric – 6 p.m. The Upstander Awards 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 with live music, art experiences, and a moving awards ceremony celebrating Cincinnati’s best and brightest upstanders. Award-winning journalist Katie Couric, Founder of Katie Couric Media, will serve as this year’s Celebrity Master of Ceremonies.

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.

“At Cincinnati Museum Center, we know how important the role education has in creating more empathetic, compassionate, and confident people, poised to lead and stand up for their community. We’re proud to partner with the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center on Cincinnati Upstander Weekend as we inspire all Cincinnatians to learn about how they can stand up and make a difference in the world today,” said Elizabeth Pierce, President & Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Museum Center. “Whether you run the Upstander 5K or explore upstanders throughout our world-class museums across Union Terminal, we hope you’ll join us in creating a community of upstanders.”

Tickets for all events are on sale now at

The Cohen Family Cincinnati Upstander Weekend is presented by Duke Energy, Fifth Third Private Bank, the Mayerson Family Foundation, WCPO, and Procter & Gamble. 

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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