Hugh Heffner (Civil Rights & First Amendment), James Comey (Whistleblower) and Kathy Cole (Documentary Film) to receive Pillar Human Rights Award
WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Whistleblower Summit® for Civil & Human Rights will host its seventh annual event July 30th—August 1st, 2018. Whistleblowers and advocates will roll out the red carpet on Capitol Hill for the World Premier of “Whistleblower” a documentary film about seven New York state whistleblowers during this year’s annual Whistleblower Summit® for Civil & Human Rights. The theme for the summit is “Whistlebloweing Works.” The summit includes an awards reception to honor the Pillar Human Rights Award winners and a solidarity dinner at the National Press Club.
ACORN 8 will host free discussion panels and events open to the public that celebrate the important role of whistleblowers and their advocates. The events, which will take place on Capitol Hill, the National Press Club and other nearby locations, are cosponsored by ACORN 8, Pacifica Foundation, Justice Integrity Project, National Whistleblower Center, Government Accountability Project, Public Citizen, Project On Government Oversight, Federally Employed Women—Legal Education Fund and Coalition For Change. Marcel Reid, summit co-organizer and Whistleblower Liaison for the Pacifica Radio Network announces the continued support from the Pacifica Foundation.
During the summit, the National Whistleblower Center will sponsor a National Whistleblower Appreciation Day Luncheon to commemorate the passage of the first Whistleblower Law by the U.S. Continental Congress on July 30, 1778.
“That it is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States, as well as all other inhabitants thereof, to give the earliest information to Congress or any other proper authority of any misconduct, frauds or misdemeanors committed by any person in the service of these states, which may come to their knowledge.”
— Resolution of the U.S. Continental Congress
Among the other events is a July 30 movie night in which the “World Premier” film screening of “Whistleblower” a documentary about seven New York state whistleblowers. Following the screening, there will be a meet and greet, and Q&A panel discussion led by led by Kathy Cole and seven New York State Whistleblowers. Movie night will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Busboys & Poets at 20201 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009.
Conference organizer Michael McCray, a native Arkansan who moved to Washington, D.C. during the Clinton administration, says “it is important for the public at large, not just lawyers and advocates, to appreciate the value and sacrifices that whistleblower make for society. Hosting the world premiere of this compelling documentary—produced by New York whistleblowers will help make that point clear.”
For more information on the Whistleblower Summit® for Civil & Human Rights, contact Michael McCray, 870-543-0024; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Source: EIN Presswire