The 2012 Focus for Change Benefit Dinner and Concert marked the 20th anniversary of WITNESS. In this celebration of two decades of collaborative activism, we highlighted inspiring partners and activists, including one from Bahrain who has created online platforms that amplify diverse voices of dissent. The evening also featured musical performances by Peter Gabriel, Feist, Emmanuel Jal, and DJ Cassidy and was hosted by Alan Cumming. With the support of our guests, the benefit raised over $840,000 to support WITNESS’ work.
And special thanks to our NYC Marathon Team
In our third year participating in the annual New York City Marathon, we had a team of eight amazing runners who gave their time and energy to raise essential support and awareness for WITNESS. Though the race did not take place due to the devastating effects of Tropical Storm Sandy on the Tri-State area, our runners raised $17,177 for video for change. We thank Peter Loring, Jennifer Robbins, Jessica Bal, Jonathan Hendler, Daniel Lucas, Sam Dodge, Sonal Bains, Cherie Yang for their dedication.