About the Event: CJA’s A Toast to Justice event is the 2nd annual fundraising event of the Young Professionals’ Committee for Human Rights (YPCHR). Guests will enjoy small bites and sample wines from local and international wine makers, and will have the opportunity to bid on an array of silent auction items from local merchants. The evening will feature live music provided by jazz guitarist Vic Wong, and remarks from special guest speaker Richard Kamler.
About CJA: The Center for Justice and Accountability is an international human rights organization dedicated to deterring torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity and other severe human rights abuses around the world through litigation, policy advocacy and outreach in pursuit of truth, justice and redress for victims and survivors.
CJA is part of the movement for global justice for those who have been tortured or have suffered other severe human rights abuses. CJA was founded on the principle, first used during the Nuremberg trials after World War II, that certain crimes are so egregious that they represent offenses against all humankind. These crimes include genocide, crimes against humanity, extrajudicial killing and torture. CJA believes that perpetrators of such violations should be brought to justice wherever they are foun
About YPCHR: The Young Professionals’ Committee for Human Rights (YPCHR) is a passionate group of young professionals dedicated to promoting the work of CJA and engaging the next generation of human rights advocates. The Committee’s speaker series, Drink + Think, takes place three times a year and hosts talks with internationally acclaimed experts on numerous topics within the field of human rights, in friendly and informal happy-hour settings at various corporate headquarters throughout San Francisco.
This event is presented at SOMArts through participation in the Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to nonprofit organizations. For more information visit our rentals page.