Museum of Tolerance Benefit Performance Sponsored by Holland & Knight’s Los Angeles Office
LOS ANGELES – Holland & Knight LLP is proud to announce that the firm is a corporate patron sponsor for a benefit performance of Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays at the Museum of Tolerance on Saturday evening, January 14, 2006 at the Wilshire Theater in Beverly Hills, California.
Founded by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the museum is dedicated to promoting tolerance and educating visitors about the Holocaust. Holland & Knight also has a commitment to promoting the study of the Holocaust. Through the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation, the firm offers high school students the opportunity to express the importance of learning about the Holocaust.
700 Sundays is a two-act play in which Billy Crystal portrays the people in his life that influenced who he is today. The play is the winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Special Theatrical Experience and the 2005 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for outstanding Solo Performance.
About the Holocaust Remembrance Project: The Holocaust Remembrance Project is a national essay contest that not only encourages students to study the Holocaust and how it relates to their life, but also offers the opportunity for those students to earn scholarship money for college. The 10 first-place winners are awarded scholarships at an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., where they spend six days visiting the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, other historic sites and hearing from Holocaust survivors. This is the twelfth year Holland & Knight has offered the Holocaust Remembrance Project. For more information, please visit http://holocaust.hklaw.com.
About the Museum of Tolerance: The Museum of Tolerance is a high tech, hands-on experiential museum that focuses on two central themes through unique interactive exhibits: the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America and the history of the Holocaust - the ultimate example of man’s inhumanity to man. The Museum, the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, was founded to challenge visitors to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts. www.museumoftolerance.org