Sunday, September 21, 2014
3:30 pm | Doors open
4:00 pm | Film Screening, followed by panel discussion
6:00 pm | Reception with wine and light hors d'oeuvres
The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater at New Roads School
On September 21, 2014 HRW Film Club will host a screening and discussion of "Sweet Dreams" at New Roads School in Santa Monica.
Twenty years after the genocide, the film captures the uplifting story of a group of Hutu and Tutsi women who form Rwanda's first all-women drumming troupe and open its first ice cream shop.
3pm: Meet & Greet with HRW's Africa Researcher Lewis Mudge.
4pm: Panel discussion moderated by Kenneth Turan, film critic at the Los Angeles Times, with "Sweet Dreams'" Director Lisa Fruchtman and Lewis Mudge.
6pm: Wines and Tacos
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills
This year Jesus Cecena will get a second chance at freedom – a freedom he lost in 1978 at the age of 17. His parole hearing is the result of Senate Bill 260, now law, which Human Rights Watch co-sponsored and lobbied for. It allows inmates who were tried as adults despite their legal status as minors to appear for special parole hearings after serving 15 years of their life sentences.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is now calling his administration’s arrest and detention of three foreign Al-Jazeera journalists a public relations mistake, but international organizations say this is an understatement.
Join the members of Human Rights Watch's Women's Rights Committee on Monday July 28th at 7 PM for a discussion of Sonia Nazario's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Enrique's Journey. In it Nazario describes one young Honduran boy's harrowing migration to America by freight train, giving a voice and a face to the modern immigration debate.