PAULA KWESKIN PRODUCER AND WRITER
Paula Kweskin is a human rights attorney and defender of humanitarian causes. She received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and is a member of the New York bar.
Paula has worked on various human rights projects including micro-credit initiatives in Argentina, advocacy on behalf of victims of extraordinary rendition, and relief for victims of domestic violence.
HEIDI BASCH-HAROD PRODUCER
Heidi serves as the executive director of Women’s Voices Now. Her career as a human rights activist and professional began with her involvement as a volunteer for the Tibetan Nuns Project in Berkeley, CA. In 2003, she continued on to to serve as an intern in the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Caucus in Washington D.C., and was then hired as a congressional staff assistant for Rep. Tom Lantos, former chairman of the Caucus. In her work with the U.S. Congress (2003-06), Heidi served as an non-immigrant visa specialist in the Lantos District Office (CA-12), as well as assisted with international human rights casework. In 2007 she began working with the Palestine-Israel Journal in East Jerusalem, where she launched the Journal’s first online blog. Heidi is the author and editor of numerous print and online articles and op-eds examining the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and women in the Middle East and North Africa. Academically, she specializes in the changing roles of Kurdish women in Turkey from the 1980s to the present day. She lived, worked, studied, and traveled in the Middle East for half a decade before returning to her home in Los Angeles, CA. She holds an MA in Middle Eastern and African Studies from Tel Aviv University (2013), an MA in Public Policy from New England College (2007), and a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley (2003), with a double minor in Peace and Conflict Studies, and Religious Studies.
MICAH SMITH DIRECTOR AND EDITOR
Micah Smith is an award winning narrative and documentary filmmaker. His films have screened in over 40 festivals on five continents. Smith graduated from the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts.
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Central London Humanist Group
A local humanist group for people in Central London, partner of the BHA (British Humanist Association), associate member of the IHEU (International Humanist & Ethical Union) and consultative member of the EHF (European Humanist Federation
We provide a meeting place for humanists in and around the Central London area. We hold an event (i.e lecture, debate) every third Wednesday, a lively social every first Wednesday of the month and more events in between.