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City's Human Rights Speakers Series Presents a Panel Discussion and Advanced Screening of ‘Lost In America’

Post Date:October 29, 2019 3:15 PM

Lost in AmericaThe City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series, in conjunction with Village Entertainment, will host a panel discussion and advanced screening of the documentary film Lost in America.

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. A reception will take place at 6:30 p.m., opening remarks will take place at 7 p.m. followed by the film screening, and there will be a panel discussion at 8:45 p.m. The panel discussion will feature the filmmaker, Rotimi Rainwater, and special guests. The event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP is requested at http://bit.ly/HRSS-2019Nov5. Validated parking will be available at the adjacent five-story West Hollywood Park structure, limited to availability.

Lost in America is a feature documentary that follows director Rotimi Rainwater’s journey of shining a light on youth homelessness in America. This film takes an all-encompassing look at the homelessness pandemic and highlights issues like: human trafficking, the foster care system, youth rejected because of their sexuality, domestic violence, abuse, and more. It also examines what many organizations, politicians and other public figures are doing (or not doing) to help these youth. The documentary features interviews with Jewel (executive producer), Rosario Dawson (executive producer), Jon Bon Jovi, Halle Berry, Sanaa Lathan, Rebecca Gayheart-Dane, Tiffany Haddish and others, and the project has captured the attention of dozens of organizations and members of Congress that have since become involved.

The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series brings together diverse communities to learn about and discuss global, national, and local human rights issues in a supportive environment. The series reflects the City’s commitment to human rights and core value of Respect and Support for People.
For additional information about the Human Rights Speakers Series, please visit www.weho.org/hrss.

For more information, please contact Joy Tribble at (323) 848-6360 or at jtribble@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.
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