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

August 29, 2014

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

Tickets are available online or by contacting the Los Angeles office at 310-477-5540 or

Human Rights Watch Annual Dinner in Los Angeles

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills

Buy Tables & Tickets here.

June 26th was the Anniversary of the International Convention on Torture, and on that day we recognize the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Los Angeles Director of HRW Justin Connolly joined the Program for Torture Victims and spoke at a rally downtown.
Activists like Jodi Evans (Co-Founder of Code Pink) Rev. Frank Wulf (USC United University Church) , Trip Oldfield (Program for Torture Victims), survivor Michael from Uganda, and Elizabeth F. Hailey (Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace) joined Justin at the podium.
July 17, 2014

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.

July 17, 2014

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.

May 29, 2014
On May 16, 2014, 250 guests gathered at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater at New Roads School for the screening of "Food Chains,” an award-winning documentary that explores critical human rights issues in American agriculture. Following the screening, Sanjay Rawal, the film’s director and producer, moderated a dynamic discussion with Lucas Benitez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, David Damian Figueroa of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Grace Meng of HRW, and the film’s producer, Smriti Keshari . HRW is grateful to all of the guests, volunteers, and panelists for supporting the event. HRW would also especially like to thank the Neda Nobari Foundation for undewriting the event. Save the date for Sunday, September 21, 2014, when HRW will screen "Sweet Dreams." Stay tuned for more details!
The HRW Film Club is excited to host the new documentary, Food Chains (Eva Longoria: Executive Producer)! Stay tuned for more details or call the HRW LA office at (310) 477-5540.
Food Chains creates the connection between consumers and the modern abuses facing farmworkers in the United States.
January 15, 2014
On Monday, January 13, 2014, the LA Times ran an Op-Ed by Elizabeth Calvin, Senior Advocate in HRW’s Children’s Rights Division. It is about the first juvenile life without parole case to get a new sentence under SB 9, the bill that so many of our Southern California supporters worked hard to pass into law. Edel Gonzalez is an incredible example of why this law is so important.