Join us at the Never Is Now Summit on Antisemitism and Hate as ADL presents its Courage Against Hate Award to Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman of the L’Oréal Group. A true leader who not only fights against hate but inspires others to do the same, Agon will receive the award at Never Is Now’s Opening Session on Sunday, November 7, which starts at 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT.
“Receiving the Courage Against Hate Award is one of the greatest honors of my life,” Agon said. Under his leadership, L'Oréal has shown a deep commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the company and to respecting human rights and combating hatred in society, particularly to combating antisemitism.
ADL is pleased to recognize Agon at Never Is Now, following previous Courage Against Hate honorees including Apple CEO Tim Cook (2018), Chobani CEO and Founder Hamdi Ulukaya (2019) and Merck Executive Chairman of the Board Kenneth C. Frazier (2020). The award honors visionary leaders who promote understanding and unity in a complex world and exemplify ADL’s core values, including courage, collaboration, inclusion and integrity.
L'Oréal USA, the largest subsidiary in the L’Oréal Group, will be partnering with ADL on a new initiative reaching more than 100,000 middle and high school students at approximately 1,750 schools across the country with a new educational curriculum designed to raise awareness and promote understanding about the Holocaust.
As Stéphane Rinderknech, President & CEO of L’Oréal USA, says about the initiative, “The rising tide of antisemitism is alarming, and we hope to be able to help turn back the tide by promoting understanding and empathy among a new generation of students.”
This new initiative will share testimonials, personal narratives, and primary sources with students, focusing on the humanity of Holocaust survivors through self-paced independent learning opportunities and digital interactions.
We hope you’ll join Jean-Paul Agon, as well as community leaders, students, academics and business leaders from across the county for this year’s Summit. You will be inspired, empowered and challenged by our unmatched lineup of speakers and sessions to combat the ever-present challenges of antisemitism, bigotry and hate.