On November 2, The International Rescue Committee held its annual Rescue Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown honoring Michael Bloomberg and actress Liv Ullmann for their contributions in support of refugees and their tireless work to uphold liberty, individual freedom and dignity.

Michael Bloomberg Accepts Freedom Award
Michael Bloomberg Accepts Freedom Award

During the ceremony, the IRC debuted a new campaign video featuring members of the IRC staff, David Miliband and actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key. The video features “Luther” the anger translator, a character created by Key. The video tackles the worsening refugee crisis head on – with the goal of motivating a new audience to step up, and turn that anger into action to help the IRC change millions of lives around the world each year.

Meryl Streep And Danny Boyle
Meryl Streep And Danny Boyle

Other attendees included Meryl Streep, Henry Kissinger, Tom Brokaw, Keegan-Michael Key, Brian Roberts, Danny Boyle, Vicky Cornell and Praya Lundberg. Recording artist K’naan took to the stage to perform “Fatima” and “Wavin Flag.”

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