Holocaust Museum Houston’s Lyndon Baines Johnson 2020 Moral Courage Award Virtual Event.
Holocaust Museum Houston seeks to build a more humane society by promoting responsible individual behavior, cultivating civility, and pursuing social justice. Part of this is rewarding those who work to make the world a better place and who fight injustices in society. One example of this are the acts of a young Congressman back in 1938, Lyndon Baines Johnson, who stretched the limits of his authority and risked his personal dreams to provide American sanctuary for threatened European Jews. It is because of these acts of moral courage that the Museum proudly named the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award in his honor.
Typically presented as a live attended annual dinner event by more than 1,000 attendees, the 2020 Moral Courage Award Dinner was transformed into a virtual event due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. The virtual experience was launched on the evening of May 7, 2020, in conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day, which celebrates Nazi Germany’s surrender to the Allied forces in World World II.
For the past 25 years, Holocaust Museum Houston has bestowed their LBJ Moral Courage Award to individuals and organizations who exemplify the Museum’s mission of using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, to teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy. Their vital work has created a better society by helping millions of people, both locally and globally. This year, the Museum honored Brigadier General Felix L. Sparks posthumously with the Moral Courage Award and included a virtual conversation between WWII historian and New York Times bestselling author, Alex Kershaw, and Holocaust survivor, Pinchas Gutter.
VISION is proud of our long term relationship with Holocaust Museum Houston to help the Museum spread its message of hope and humanity through virtual event production and content creation. We are honored to champion their important work as a Production Partner for a better, more respectful world.
Virtual Event Production:
During the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, VISION helped Holocaust Museum Houston convert their in-person program to a virtual program—making it one of the earliest virtual charity events of the 2020 pandemic.
Holocaust Museum Houston’s 2020 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award was a huge success with a fundraising goal of $1.2 million dollars to support the Museum’s ongoing educational programs that promote awareness of the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy.
VISION is delighted to be a part of making this virtual event a success and helping the Museum honor the late Brigadier General Felix L. Sparks—ensuring that his moral courage lives ON.