Penn President Amy Gutmann to Receive Anti-Defamation League Americanism Award

For over 30 years, the Americanism Award has honored leaders in business, community affairs and charitable endeavors who distinguish themselves, and their organizations, through their dedication to preserving liberty and advancing the cause of human rights, dignity, and equal opportunity. The Anti-Defamation League is extremely proud to bestow this honor as an example to other community leaders on how they, and their companies, can be leaders in promoting diversity and respect in the greater Philadelphia community.

Wednesday, November 12
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building, Philadelphia

Honoring Dr. Amy Gutmann and the University of Pennsylvania for the 2014 partnership between ADL and the University.

Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent and host MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports, will deliver special tribute remarks.

Dinner co-chairs were David L. Cohen of Comcast and Daniel Hilferty of Independence Blue Cross.

As part of its partnership with the ADL, Dr. Gutmann and Penn hosted Echoes and Reflections, a multimedia Holocaust resource training workshop for Philadelphia school teachers and Penn students. The workshop incorporated testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Archive of Visual History housed at Penn, and Dr. Gutmann spoke to the group about Penn’s shared dedication to Holocaust education. Soon after, the Penn community joined in the WALK Against Hate in downtown Philadelphia, raising funds to support ADL’s programs on anti-bias, anti-bullying, and anti-hate speech education. In September, Penn students participated in an ADL A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute workshop focused on challenging stereotypes on college campuses.

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