A Tribute Event to the Living Legacy of Noémi Ban

The Tribute Event was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm in the concert hall of the PAC at WWU.

Thanks to our participants and guests, we had a wonderful program to honor Noémi Ban, and thank her for all of the inspiring work she has done within our community and around the world.

Tribute Event Materials

Tribute Event Slideshow

*photos courtesy of Lauren McClanahan

 

  • WWU PAC Concert Hall
  • As guests arrived, a slideshow full of photos and personal messages from those inspired by Noémi near and far.
  • Noémi sits in her late husband, Ernest's, chair to enjoy the performances, videos and speakers
  • Noémi sits in her late husband, Ernest's, chair to enjoy the performances, videos and speakers
  • Jim Lortz from WWU performing a theatrical piece in honor of Noémi's father.
  • Maggie Johnson from Options High shares her poem, "I Can Only Imagine"
  • Emma Bruntil from Acme Elementary shares
  • Emma Bruntil from Acme Elementary shares
  • Nicola Morrow from Sehome High School shares her poem, "To Anne"
  • Ilana Kennedy from the Washington State Holocaust Resource Center speaks about Noémi's commitment to sharing her story.
  • Rabbi Cindy Enger leads the audience in a blessing to honor Noémi at this special event
  • Sean DeButts, former graduate assistant for the NWCHGEE, and founder of SocTalk LLC, speaks about how Noémi has inspired him.
  • Jeana King presents a framed photo to Noémi.
  • In partnership with Debra Akre and Jeana King, Noémi spoke with a class of students in Kenya. Here Noémi sits with a framed picture of the Kenyan students at their graduation.
  • Tim McHugh accompanies his two sons, Casey and Morgan on the guitar
  • Morgan McHugh plays violin to honor Noémi.
  • Morgan McHugh hugs Noémi.
  • Casey McHugh plays violin to honor Noémi.
  • Casey sings a song for Noémi.
  • Casey hugs Noémi.
  • Local artist and acclaimed violinist, Swil Kanim speaks to the audience about Noémi's legacy, and leads the veterans in a salute to honor Noémi's strength and courage.
  • Swil Kanim performs a song on the violin especially written for the Tribute Event.
  • Swil Kanim greets Noémi.
  • Noémi's granddaughter, Julia, reads and gives thanks to her grandmother.
  • Noémi's son, George Ban tells stories and gives thanks to his mom.
  • Noémi's son, George Ban tells stories and gives thanks to his mom.
  • Son Steve Ban speaks to Noémi, and thanks gives his thanks.
  • Son Steve Ban hugs Noémi.
  • Granddaughter Miriam, sings a song that she wrote for Noémi.
  • Granddaughter Miriam, sings a song that she wrote for Noémi.
  • After all the performances and speakers, Noémi speaks to her audience.
  • At the end, we were happy to give Noémi a bouquet of flowers, and a digital picture frame containing all of the slides and photos featured in the slideshow.
  • At the end, we were happy to give Noémi a bouquet of flowers, and a digital picture frame containing all of the slides and photos featured in the slideshow.
  • At the end, we were happy to give Noémi a bouquet of flowers, and a digital picture frame containing all of the slides and photos featured in the slideshow.