Award honors leaders who have dedicated their lives to inspiring a better humanity; $40,000 donation presented to The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation
To further strengthen its commitment to the transformative power of travel and the belief that connecting people from different cultures opens minds, builds connections and inspires shared humanity, Holland America Line is establishing the Shared Humanity Award to be given annually starting this year. The award will be presented to a leader and change-maker who has dedicated their life to inspiring others to see that the things that unite us are greater than those that divide us.
As a young child, Peter Krohn experienced the horrors of the Holocaust. During an inspection, Nazis suspected his favorite teddy bear was being used to smuggle money and destroyed it. Nearly 80 years later, he found a replica of the same toy on eBay. Learn how it's enabling him to share his family’s story of survival with others, and in the process helping teach acceptance and love to younger generations.
By Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, Chief Diversity Officer, IBM
IBM is proud of our long-standing commitment to fostering diversity, acceptance and inclusion. We strongly oppose discrimination of any kind toward anyone. IBM firmly stands by all of our employees and strives to attract, retain and grow the very best and brightest diverse talent to fulfill our company’s purpose — to be essential. Read the full blog here.
Last week, the LGBT advocacy organization GLAAD announced the nominees for the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. Three Fox series were among the nominees.