Kim Kardashian, Octavia Spencer & Liam Neeson Glam Up USC Shoah Foundation Gala

Posted Thursday May 8, 2014 11:33 AM GMT

Spicing up the midweek slump, the USC Shoah Foundation held their 20th Anniversary Gala in Century City, California last night (May 7).

And stars like Kim Kardashian and Rita Wilson got all gussied up and headed over to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza to join fellow attendees Octavia Spencer and Samuel L. Jackson.

During the course of the evening, President Barack Obama accepted the Shoah Foundation’s Ambassador of Humanity Award from Steven Spielberg and he shared some inspiring words with the crowd.

Obama proclaimed, “The work of this foundation, the testimonies of survivors like those with us tonight, also remind us that the purpose of memory is not simply to preserve the past; it is to protect the future.”

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