Voices for Justice
Human Rights Watch annual dinner celebrating human rights defenders from around the world who put their lives at risk to protect the rights and dignity of others.
When: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara
Age limit: Not available
Categories: Calendar of Fundraisers
This year, Human Rights Watch (HRW) will present its highest honor, the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, to Salah Marghani from Libya and Abbé Benoît Kinalegu from the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a trained lawyer and human rights activist, Salah Marghani mobilized a group of lawyers to record and expose Gaddafi’s acts of tyranny, and deliver victims to safety. Abbé Benoît Kinalegu has worked tirelessly to bring to light the abuses committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army, and to provide relief for victims.
Human Rights Watch is the largest U.S-based human rights organization and is widely respected for timely and accurate investigations and research, for documenting and denouncing murders, disappearances, torture, arbitrary imprisonments, discrimination, and other human rights abuses. The Santa Barbara Committee is part of the Human Rights Watch Council, a network of committees across the globe that support the organization through outreach, advocacy and fundraising. The Council seeks to increase awareness of local and global human rights issues and enlists the public to support basic freedoms for all.
5:30pm Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
6:15pm Dinner and Program, followed by Dessert and Coffee Reception
Event posted Oct. 4, 2012
Last updated Oct. 4, 2012