Human Rights Drink + Think, July 25

What: Human Rights Drink + Think, presented by CJA’s “Young Professionals’ Committee for Human Rights,” a group with a shared dedication to promoting the vital work of the Center for Justice & Accountability.

When: Thursday, July 25, 6:30–8:30pm

Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)

How Much: Free admission

Human Rights “Drink and Think” is an informal gathering for social justice minded individuals to learn about the courageous work of modern day human rights heroes and the issues most pressing to our local and global community.  Spend an evening getting acquainted with new friends, future colleagues and   others who share your passion for human rights, open minds, and a more just world. Event will feature complimentary snacks and a cash bar.

Special Guests Include:

Eric Stover is Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.  Mr. Stover is a pioneer in applying scientific methods to investigate war crimes and violations of human rights worldwide. His research on the medical and social consequences of land mines helped launch the International Campaign to Ban Land Mines, which received the Nobel Prize in 1997.  More recently, he has conducted interview surveys with victims and witnesses of war crimes to probe what “meaning,” if any, they derive from testifying in international and national trials.

Yonina Alexander joined CJA after graduating from Harvard Law School in May 2012, where she worked on a number of Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act cases through Harvard’s International Human Rights Clinic.  Ms. Alexander spent a summer as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, working on a number of pro bono cases relating to civil and human rights.  She also interned for the Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where she focused on women’s access to justice.  Before beginning law school, Ms. Alexander pursued a Masters in International Law and Politics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and B.A. in Philosophy and International Relations from Johns Hopkins University.

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.