Thank you for supporting the 2018 Focus for Change Benefit! We celebrated the power of video and technology in the fight for human rights and WITNESS’ work across the globe.
Stay tuned for highlights from this powerful evening of honoring human rights defenders exposing abuse and fighting for change in the U.S. and around the world.
Thank you for supporting WITNESS!
This year, we have seen the powerful moments in which civic media uplifted marginalized voices, pierced through political narratives, and drove change. We saw it in the national uproar in the United States after the harrowing voices of immigrant children being torn away from their parents were released; in Brazil where two high-ranking military police commanders were finally brought to trial for illegal seizures of homes in Rio’s favelas; and in Burma, where cellphone video showing crimes committed against the Rohingya were collected and analyzed by a UN investigation resulting in the call for charges of genocide to be brought against military leaders.
We are at a moment in history where what we do now will define who we are in the future.
On Wednesday, November 14 at our annual Focus for Change Benefit we came together to celebrate the work of WITNESS and explore the future of human rights. Together, we asked: what is next? How can we further harness the potential of video and technology to maximize civic participation and accelerate human rights? And who are the people to lead us forward?
Al Jazeera, Humanitarian Media Sponsor
The Brook Foundation
Donal Daly and Cleona Duggan
Helen, Mike, James, Richard and Gabrielle Enright
Peter Gabriel and Meabh Flynn
John Hass and Mary Frances Budig
Dr. Sam Herschkowitz and Jillian Gordon
Michael Hirschhorn and Jimena Martinez
Joshua Pickard & Jacqueline Cohen
Amy and Jeffrey Towers
FRIENDS OF WITNESS
Hassan Hakmoun and Chikako Iwahori
Angélique Kidjo and Jean Hébrail
Our work is built on collaboration. And we’d like to work with you!
As a sponsor of WITNESS and our event, you will be connecting your brand with an innovative nonprofit that uses the power of video and technology to amplify personal stories for positive change.
Power up the night by becoming an underwriter or providing goods and services in-kind. The more costs are covered by generous donors, the more of the funds that can go directly towards our efforts to use powerful stories and video to create true change.
CONTACT US AT EVENTS@WITNESS.ORG TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES