Natalie Portman took the stage last night to speak during the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's 2012 Elie Wiesel National Tribute Dinner. The actress traveled to Washington DC to attend the event, held at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center. The second annual Elie Wiesel honor went to activist Aung San Suu Kyi. Natalie made remarks about her work, and other short speeches were given by Holocaust survivor Gerda Klein, as well as White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew. The tribute came ahead of today's Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is being marked in DC with a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda and a speech from Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner.
The trip to DC is Natalie's latest adventure this week. She also linked up with Jane Goodall for a movie screening a few days ago. Natalie watched Chimpanzee in NYC, where other stars like Dave Matthews, Darren Aronofsky, Naomi Watts, and Liev Schreiber met up with legendary anthropologist Jane.