WITNESS Around The World
Our staff is always on the go, sharing resources and knowledge from Brooklyn to Turkey, South Africa to Ukraine, and everywhere in between. “WITNESS Around the World” is where you can get the latest on events and trainings and learn more about how you can get involved.
- Senior Program Manager for the Middle East and Africa, Bukeni Waruzi, conducted a training for LGBTQI activists in Johannesburg, South Africa May 4-10. The training brought together 25 activists from South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and Swaziland for a week-long training on advocacy, filming, storytelling and distribution for the promotion of LGBTQI rights.
- Thursday, June 4, Program Manager Madeleine Bair will be participating in the Personal Democracy Forum in New York City. The conference, that runs June 4-5, brings together opinion makers, political practitioners, technologists, and journalists to explore the intersection of politics and technology. Madeleine will be participating on the panel, “Check It Before You Wreck It”, discussing video verification. Find out more about the conference and Madeleine’s panel here.
- Matisse Bustos-Hawkes, Senior Communications Manager, will be participating in the Greenwich Film Festival, speaking on the panel, “Social Impact”. The conversation will explore why some social issues garner more media attention than others, and discuss the role of film and media in proliferating social issues around the globe. The panel is free and open to the public— come check it out!
- Mark your calendars: On Monday, June 29, WITNESS will be hosting a free screening of Jon Stewart’s Rosewater in Brooklyn, NY. Keep an eye out for more details to come!