Voices Against Indifference Initiative

A Decade Inspired by Elie Wiesel

sponsored by

The Leon Levine Foundation

Sandra and Leon Levine


Calendar of Events


Footsteps Application Deadline

November 20, 2006, 5:00 p.m., Applications must be received at The Echo Foundation office.

Humanity’s Day

February 8, 2007, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Myers Park High School

More than 1,000 students from across the county will gather in preparation for their Student Dialogue with Elie Wiesel.  Activities designed by and for students will teach about the critical issues of peace, intervention, justice and understanding.  Student participants will explore their own responsibility for humankind here and around the globe.

Art & Writing Contests Deadline

March 5, 2007, 5:00 p.m., Submissions must be received at The Echo Foundation office.


Student Dialogue Day

March 27, 2007, 9:00 a.m., Myers Park High School

As the culmination of their year-long, in-depth studies of the work and life of Elie Wiesel, high school students from across the region will have the unique opportunity to present their urgent, informed questions to this Nobel Laureate for Peace.  More than 1,000 students from across the county will engage in a two-hour dialogue with Wiesel at Myers Park High School  

Patrons’ Reception

March 27, 2007, 5:00 p.m., Blumenthal Performing Arts Center  


The Patrons’ Reception is a formal gathering to meet Nobel Laureate for Peace Elie Wiesel, and to celebrate Echo’s 2007 Award Against Indifference recipient, Sally Robinson as she is presented with our Anniversary Award. The reception takes place immediately preceding the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Community Lecture and includes sponsors, community leaders, patron ticket holders and special guests. Patrons’ Packages can be purchased by contacting the Echo office at (704) 347-3844 or [email protected]

Community Lecture

March 27, 2007, 6:30 p.m., Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Writer, teacher, activist, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate, Elie Wiesel is one of the foremost advocates for peace and justice of our time.  For ten years, his dedication to the advancement of human rights worldwide has inspired the work of The Echo Foundation here in Charlotte. On March 27, 2007, as Echo celebrates its 10th Anniversary, Professor Wiesel returns to Charlotte to speak Against Indifference.  In that uniquely quiet, yet powerful voice which motivates world leaders and students alike, he speaks to the urgency of justice for all people, encouraging us to explore our own humanity and to take personal responsibility for the human condition.