Join us in conferring the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Elie Wiesel Award on Aung San Suu Kyi for her exceptional courage in resisting tyranny and advancing the dignity and freedom of the Burmese people.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner
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Listen to Elie Wiesel on Aung San Suu Kyi or watch the trailer of The Lady, a new biographical film about Aung San Suu Kyi.
Meryl and Michael Chertoff
Diana and Michael David Epstein
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland
$425 per person
Sponsorship opportunities available
“One person of integrity can make a difference.”—Elie Wiesel
As the leader of Burma’s democracy movement, Aung San Suu Kyi has tirelessly advanced the cause of freedom and justice in her country despite great personal risk and sacrifice. In doing so, she has become an international symbol in the ongoing fight against tyranny.
In conferring on her its highest honor, the Museum recognizes the impact of one person who refuses to be indifferent. Named for its founding chairman, the award is given annually to an internationally prominent individual whose actions have advanced the Museum’s vision of a world where people confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.
This year we also pay tribute to the late Albert “Sonny” Abramson, whose singular leadership was a driving force behind the building of the Museum.
Time, December 29, 2010
U.S. News & World Report, March 7, 2012
The Washington Post, January 20, 2012
Please note that the political situation in Burma will prevent Aung San Suu Kyi from attending the dinner to receive her award.