Lucy Freeman, former head of Amnesty International's women's division, will be in from London to discuss her famous investigation into Boko Haram, sexual violence and Nigerian society. And our Napa Valley women winemakers have also come up with something special: a premium pour from an inside-the-valley favorite. You know how this goes: a little wine, a little talk and a lot of back-and forth. And, this time, a little shopping thrown in, just to get you kitted out for the screenings!
5-6:30 pm Wine and shopping at Cass Lilien's
6:30-7:30 pm Salon discussion with Lucy Freeman at Matt Bernson
About the speaker:
Lucy is currently CEO of Media Legal Defence Initiative, a UK-based organisation providing legal defense to journalists, bloggers and independent media across the world. She joined MLDI from Amnesty International, where for nearly a decade she was Director of Gender, Sexuality and Identity, Director of Growth, Deputy Director in the Africa Programme and Researcher on Nigeria. She led work on issues including freedom of expression and association, safety and security of human rights defenders, discrimination, war crimes and crimes against humanity, extrajudicial executions, prisons and torture, forced evictions and the right to adequate housing. She carried out field research in Nigeria for Amnesty International between 2008-16 with a particular focus on Boko Haram. Lucy is a graduate of the London School of Economics and currently resides in London.
Exciting Update! Jes Wade will be launching her new line this evening! It will be officially available starting June 10th, 2016.