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Chris Cornell to Receive Human Rights Hero Award

Vicky Cornell will accept the award on his behalf

September 19, 2017

On September 25, Chris Cornell will posthumously receive a Human Rights Hero award at the second LA Chefs for Human Rights (LACHR) fundraising dinner at Cassia, a Santa Monica-based, Southeastern-Asian restaurant.

The event, hosted by Cassia co-owners and LACHR co-founders Kim Luu-Ng and Chef Bryant Ng, will honor Cornell for not only his song “The Promise” (below), which was written for the movie by the same name about the Armenian Genocide but also for his charitable and humanitarian efforts. His widow, Vicky Cornell, will accept the award on his behalf.

In a press release, Kim Luu-Ng said it’s an honor to celebrate Chris and Vicky’s accomplishments, stating, "Their support of and dedication to Syrian refugee children languishing in refugee camps raises awareness for this ongoing, six-year crisis and provides hope to so many who have lost it."

100% of the night’s proceeds will go toward the Program for Torture Victims (PTV), a nonprofit that treats torture survivors from all over the world and helps them reclaim their lives.

The dinner for LACHR—the human rights fundraising campaign which supports PTV—will feature Los Angeles Chefs Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon), Jessica Koslow (Sqirl), Walter & Margarita Manzke (Republique), Zoe Nathan (Rustic Canyon Family of Restaurants Co-Owner and Head Baker), and Bryant Ng.

Highlights from last year’s event can be seen below.