President Obama Coming to Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation Gala in Los Angeles

President Obama Coming to Spielberg's Shoah Foundation Gala in Los Angeles

This May, founder Steven Spielberg’s USC Shoah Foundation will host their 20th Anniversary Ambassadors for Humanity Gala, and they have a very special guest coming to the event. 

President Barack Obama will speak about “common values” and “shared responsibilities in building a brighter future,” according to the USC Shoah Foundation – Institute for Visual History and Education, a nonprofit established by Spielberg in 1994, a year after he completed “Schindler’s List.” 

Spielberg will present the Institute’s Ambassador for Humanity Award to President Obama, for his philanthropic work and commitment to education. Spielberg has a new book coming from HarperCollins on March 25: Testimony: The Legacy of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation — A 20th Anniversary Commemorationwhich combines, for the first time, the behind-the-scenes story of the making of “Schindler’s List” with the history of the organization inspired by the Oscar-winning film. 

The gala will go down May 7 in Los Angeles. TNT is a presenting sponsor.

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