Highlights from the Focus for Change Benefit 2013

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About The Event

You are a WITNESS:

Thank you for joining us at the 2013 Focus for Change Benefit, held on December 5th at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. As we all contended with the news of Nelson Mandela’s passing, it was an honor and a privilege to gather together to recognize him and his fight for human rights. Through Peter Gabriel’s remarks, Brazilian activist Antonieta’s story, Dr. Ibrahim’s work, and K’naan’s songs, we witnessed his indelible legacy. Thank you for joining us for a night of reflection, recognition, and celebration.

Couldn’t make it?

TALENT

BENEFIT COMMITTEE

FRIENDS OF WITNESS

Talent

Peter Gabriel

Co-Host
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Isha Sesay

Co-Host
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Dr. Mo Ibrahim

Honoree
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Yvette Alberdingk Thijm

Executive Director, WITNESS
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Antonieta Rodrigues Simões

Activist
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K'naan

Performer
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DJ Bill Bragin

Performer
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Red Baraat

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DJ Carlos Chirinos

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Samba New York!

Performer
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Benefit Committee

Benefit Chair: Amy Robbins Towers*

Anonymous

Donal Daly and Cleona Duggan

Michael, Helen, James, Richard, and Gabrielle Enright

Peter Gabriel

John Hass* and Mary Frances Budig

Samuel Heins* and Stacey Mills

Michael J. Hirschhorn* and Jimena P. Martinez

Brown Johnson

Joshua Mailman and Monica Winsor

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Perri Peltz* and Eric Ruttenberg

Lekha Singh

Jeffrey Tarrant* and Lilly Hartley

Todd and Liz Warnock

* Board of Directors

Friends of WITNESS

Salman and Samina Ahmed

Gillian Anderson

Mario Batali and Susan Cahn

Ishmael Beah

Ed Begley Jr

Anne Burrell

Tom Colicchio and Lori Silverbush

Alan Cumming

Lila Downs and Paul Cohen

Eve Ensler

Cyndi Lauper

Yungchen Lhamo

Diego Luna

Reyna Mastrosimone

Samantha Mathis

Willie Nelson

Annie Ohayon

Izhar Patkin

Susan Sarandon

Fred Schneider

Gloria Steinem

Tim Robbins

Suzanne Vega and Paul Mills

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