Viva Venezuela! A Night for Human Rights in Venezuela

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
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Please join Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights for a musical celebration honoring Alfredo Romero, the 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Laureate.

Mr. Romero is a human rights lawyer and executive director of the NGO, Foro Penal Venezolano (FPV), an organization that provides pro bono legal assistance to people without economic resources who have been victims of arbitrary detention, due process violations, torture, and cruel and inhuman treatment. Amid the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, Alfredo has been fearless in his resistance to the increasing repression of the Venezuelan government at great threat to his personal safety. Under his leadership, Foro Penal brings together over 200 pro-bono lawyers and 1,700 volunteers to offer legal assistance to peaceful protesters, many of them students, who have been detained during months of sustained protests against the current government.