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Miri Ben-Ari loves to give back to the community and has supported different charitable organizations such as UNICEF, FIBA (Fellowship of Israel and Black America), Phoenix House, NRB Convention and Aglow, the Jewish Federation, and Russell Simmons’s philanthropic arts foundation. Ben-Ari is the founder and CEO of “Gedenk,” a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educate, raise awareness, and encourage self-expression among youth about anti-semitism, racism, and their brutal consequences. As a young role model, Ben-Ari has been privileged to receive many international accolades: she was honored as an “Apollo Legend” by the Apollo Theater in New York City, “International Jewish Woman to Watch of 2007 Award,” “2008 Israel Film Festival Visionary Award,” the American Society for Yad Vash Award, “Young Powerful for Obama” 2011 Rising Star Award, the “Martin Luther King Award” from Israeli President Shimon Peres, and the “2012 Big Vision Awards.” Her single “Symphony of Brotherhood,” featuring the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was the first instrumental single ever to hit on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop charts, MTV and VH1.

In 2011, Ben-Ari was invited by America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama, to the White House for a special performance and to be honored as a “remarkable Woman” and in 2012 Ben-Ari was invited to perform for President Barack Obama. In 2013, Ben-Ari’s violin feature in Armin Van Buuren’s “Intense” was elected as the “Trance Tune of The Year” by the State of Trance. Ben-Ari currently has partnered, on behalf of “Gedenk,” with Scholastic Arts Writing to launch the “Gedenk Award for Tolerance” campaign. She is a featured blogger for the Huffington Post and performs on major stages around the world, also is a special guest feature with Armin Van Buuren “Armin Only-INTENSE” world tour and Arianna Huffington “Third Metric Live” three-city tour.

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Montana Tucker

Tik Tok superstar and emcee of the Growing Hope concert, Montana is an award-winning singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, social media force, and philanthropist. Montana is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and creator of the TikTok series How To: Never Forget, which is focused on Holocaust education.

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Miri Ben-Ari

Miri Ben-Ari

Grammy winning hip hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari is a classically trained musician who has collaborated with Jay Z,  Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis, Maroon 5, Patti Labelle, Janet Jackson, and John Legend, Ben-Ari is the founder and CEO of “Gedenk,” a non-profit dedicated to educating and encouraging self-expression among youth about anti-semitism, racism, and their brutal consequences. 

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Avery Dixon

Avery Dixon

Saxophonist extraordinaire and “America’s Got Talent” 2022 Golden Buzzer Winner, in addition to first runner-up on “America’s Got Talent: All-Stars,” Avery uniquely understands the importance of tolerance and inclusion after overcoming a childhood marked by constant bullying.

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The BoykinZ

15–22-year-old singing sisters, known as “the black girls of country TikTok”, have performed on Shania Twain’s “Queen of Me” Tour and CMT Awards. “Just expressing ourselves to the fullest, even in music, can help set other people free because there are people who want you to stick to stereotypes, but we don’t do that,” said Kylan Boykin.

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wendell hanes

Wendell Hanes

Wendell Hanes is an Emmy winning composer and owner of Volition Sound. He earned a Sports Emmy for his work with ESPN and composed the 2021 NAACP Image Award-winning Hulu documentary The Killing of Breonna Taylor. Hanes has scored over 2000 commercials and has won nearly every major award in advertising.

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