Human Rights Watch is hosting a program on September 21 — buy your tickets now

by Contributed content September 16, 2022

Atherton resident Gloria Principe is a member of the Silicon Valley committee of Human Rights Watch. She emails:

“Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an independent international organization dedicated to upholding human dignity and advancing the cause of human rights for all. The organization is known for scrupulously investigating abuses, exposing the facts widely and pressuring those in power to uphold rights and ensure justice. Our committee’s goal is to share the work of HRW and seek to increase local support for this outstanding organization.

“But how are human rights violations and war crimes verified during conflict and used in the effort to hold perpetrators accountable? Join us at the Computer History Museum on the evening of Wednesday, September 21 to find out how HRW is helping to answer these questions. We will hear directly from human rights researchers and technology experts on how they are working in partnership, using digital tools, to investigate and verify war crimes in Ukraine.

“The evening will begin at 5.30 p.m. with an outdoor reception, followed by an indoor program at 6.30 p.m., where wearing a mask will be strongly encouraged. After the program, we will end the evening with food and drinks outside.

“Make sure you get your tickets before we run out! Tickets are available online.

“Tickets are $250 per person; this helps HRW cover the cost of venue, catering and travel for our panelists in the Bay Area. Please note that this event is not a fundraiser.

Ryan H. Bowman