Hilton Humanitarian Symposium and Prize Ceremony Livestream

Watch the 2018 Hilton Humanitarian Symposium and Prize Ceremony honoring SHOFCO on Friday, October 19, 9 am - 4 pm PST.

The theme of this year’s event is The Future of Humanitarian Action: Resetting Our Moral Compass. Throughout the day, we will be exploring this theme as it pertains to the refugee crisis, HIV and AIDS, and the #MeToo movement, among other humanitarian issues facing the world today.

Agenda

All times in Pacific Daylight Time

WELCOME REMARKS (9:00 A.M.)

  • Peter Laugharn
    President and CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Steven M. Hilton
    Chairman of the Board, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

MORNING ADDRESS (9:05 A.M.)

  • Eric Garcetti
    Mayor, City of Los Angeles

WHAT MAKES A PERSON (9:25 A.M.)

  • Emtithal Mahmoud
    Sudanese-American Slam Poet
    Author, “Sisters’ Entrance”
    UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA: ONE REFUGEE’S STORY OF SURVIVAL AND HOPE (9:40 A.M.)

  • Melissa Fleming
    UNHCR Head of Communications & Public Information
    Author, “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea”

HIV AND AIDS: A FRAGILE MOMENT IN TIME (10:00 A.M.)

  • Thomas J. Coates, Ph.D. (moderator)
    Distinguished Research Professor of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
    Director, University of California Global Health Institute
  • Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx, M.D.
    U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
    U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy
  • Teresia Otieno
    Regional Coordinator, International Community of Women Living with HIV North America
  • Charlize Theron
    Academy Award-winning Actor
    UN Messenger of Peace
    Founder, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project

Break (10:45 A.M.)

#METOO IN THE HUMANITARIAN SECTOR: #NOWWHAT (11:00 A.M.)

  • Zainab Salbi (moderator)
    Founder, Women for Women International
    Author, “Freedom Is an Inside Job”
    TV Host
  • Ted Bunch
    Co-founder, A CALL TO MEN
  • Carrie Hessler-Radelet
    President and CEO, Project Concern International
  • Katja Iversen
    President and CEO, Women Deliver

REESTABLISHING OUR MORAL RESPONSIBILITY TO THE WORLD (11:45 A.M.)

  • Congressmember Karen Bass
    Representing the 37th Congressional District of California

Lunch (12:15 P.M.)

THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION WE NEED (1:00 P.M.)

  • David Brooks
    Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
    Author, “The Road to Character”

Networking Reception (1:20 P.M.)

2018 HILTON HUMANITARIAN PRIZE CEREMONY HONORING SHOFCO (2:15 P.M.)

  • Video Presentation

  • Special performance by graduates from SHOFCO’s Kibera School for Girls (Joice Achieng, Martha Achieng, Eunice Akoth, Beldine Atieno and Idah Mwongeli)
    Performing Kuliko Jana (More Than Yesterday) by Sauti Sol

  • Introduction by Maggie Miller, Director, Hilton Humanitarian Prize, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

  • Presentation of the 23rd Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize by Peter Laugharn, President and CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

  • Acceptance remarks from Kennedy Odede, Founder and CEO, SHOFCO

WHEN STORIES CHANGE LIVES: PRIZE RECIPIENT PANEL DISCUSSION (2:45 P.M.)

  • Anna Scott (moderator)
    Journalist, KCRW, NPR
  • Kennedy Odede
    Founder and CEO
  • Jessica Posner Odede
    Co-founder, SHOFCO
  • Jamal Joseph
    U.S. Writer, Director, Producer, Poet and Activist
    Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University School of the Arts

CLOSING REMARKS (3:30 P.M.)

  • Peter Laugharn
    President and CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

  • Special performance by graduates from SHOFCO’s Kibera School for Girls (Joice Achieng, Martha Achieng, Eunice Akoth, Beldine Atieno and Idah Mwongeli)
    Performing Daima Kenya (Always Kenya) by Eric Wainaina

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