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The City of West Hollywood's Human Rights Speakers Series

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 HRSS Flyer - June 24

The City of West Hollywood’s HUMAN RIGHTS SPEAKERS SERIES, in conjunction with OutRight Action International, present a panel discussion:

The Struggle for Global LGBTQI Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In any crisis, LGBTQI communities are often disproportionately affected due to pre-existing vulnerabilities. The same is true now as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for a panel discussion featuring experts in the field of international LGBTQI rights as we discuss the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the LGBTQI community. The panel will discuss the results of Outright Action International’s research and interviews with LGBTQI activists around the globe, which highlight how COVID-19 is impacting vulnerable LGBTQI communities. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Meeting:


Amie Bishop, Sr. Research Advisor, OutRight Action International
Michael Rapley, Chair, Equals Barbados
Geoff Chin, International Project Manager, Los Angeles LGBT Center
John Heilman, City of West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore - Moderator


Check Out a Partial List of Past Human Rights Speakers Series Programs:

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For more information, please email or call (323) 848-6360.

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The mission of the City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series is to bring together diverse communities to learn about and discuss global, national and local human rights issues in a supportive environment. It is a continuation of the City of West Hollywood’s core value of Respect and Support for People.

The City of West Hollywood has consistently been in the forefront of human rights issues. The Human Rights Speakers Series continues to help the West Hollywood community focus on human rights, locally, domestically and internationally.

The City of West Hollywood's Human Rights Speakers Series was originally created to bring together the West Hollywood and greater Los Angeles communities gathering diverse groups to learn about and discuss human rights issues in a shared cultural and educational experience. It is a continuation of the City of West Hollywood's commitment to human rights.

The City of West Hollywood has hosted over two dozen of these programs since the series began in 2000, typically three or four per year. The City has collaborated with human rights organizations to host collateral educational programming throughout the year. We work primarily with organizations that focus on issues of human rights both nationally and internationally, including Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Organization for Women, Death Penalty Focus, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, Artists for a New South Africa, The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, the National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles, the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA, The Williams Institute, Operation USA, Relief International, International Medical Corp,  International Rescue Committee, Outright Action International, Alturi, Czech Pride, and the U.S. Department of State.

The Speakers Series is an action-oriented program that provides a unique opportunity for human rights organizations to collaborate with a municipality. Organizations are able to interact, educate, and enter into discussions about human rights with a large community audience. It includes a speaker or panel discussion and an audience question and answer period.