ACTIVISTS & CREATORS TAKE THE STAGE FOR THE TRIBECA DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION AWARDS

Questlove at the 2018 Tribeca Disruptive Innovator Awards. Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images North America.

The ninth annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards took place on April 24th, honoring a diverse selection of disruptors, revolutionaries and game-changers. Hosted by journalist Tamron Hall, the event’s honorees included Questlove, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Beatrice Fihn and atom bomb survivor Koko Kondo.

Student activist Naomi Wadler. Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival.

Naomi Wadler, the 11-year-old #NeverAgain activist who was the youngest speaker at last month’s March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C., captured the audience’s attention—and garnered the event’s first standing ovation—with her acceptance speech.

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke addresses the audience via video

“Black women are forgotten, and their names aren’t remembered,” Wadler said. “They aren’t thought of as humans; they’re thought of as numbers and statistics.” She then addressed the recent Waffle House shooting, acknowledging that if the murderer had been a person of color, he would not have been offered bail.

Tamrom Hall hosts the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation awards
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