Robert Sargent Bobby Shriver III

Activist, Attorney, and Journalist

Robert Sargent "Bobby" Shriver III

Bobby Shriver is an award-winning activist, attorney, and journalist. He served as Chairman of the California State Parks Commission and was elected to the Santa Monica Council and as the City’s Mayor. He organized the A Very Special Christmas series of records that have earned more than $100 million for the Special Olympics. With Bono, Mr. Shriver formed three organizations (DATA, The ONE campaign and (RED), a marketing initiative) that work for HIV treatment and public health in Africa. He is currently working with the Veterans Administration to create housing for veterans experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles.

“We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor.”

— The signers of the Declaration of Independence

Lena Alhusseini

Executive Director, Arab American Family Support Center

Lena Alhusseini

A leader in the global movement to end violence against women and children, Lena Alhusseini has worked with USAID, UNICEF, and other international organizations on child protection and human trafficking issues. She also founded the Jordan River Foundation’s child protection unit, the first organization to address child abuse in the Middle East. Ms. Alhusseini has been honored as a White House Champion of Change for her work to combat domestic violence.

“Human trafficking violates every single one of us. As long as there is one child suffering, our collective dignity as human beings is violated. Our work will continue until all forms of violence, slavery, and human trafficking end—and all inalienable human rights are upheld, valued, and respected.”