Current Events

Saturday, October 8, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM


The workshop will cover a variety of immigration law topics including protection under the Violence Against Women Act and U visas for victims of crime, as well as how to bring children to the United States and how to apply for citizenship.  Family law attorney Donna Rismiller will give a presentation on temporary restraining orders, divorce, custody and child support.  Also, members of the African Women’s Empowerment Group will lead a career and education panel to share steps that survivors can take to improve their lives after leaving an abusive relationship.

Will be held at Catholic Charities Montgomery County Family Center, 12247 Georgia Ave in Silver Spring, MD.

The workshop will be conducted in English and is free of charge.  Please RSVP by calling Heidi Boas at (202) 772-4342.


October 12th is the IPS annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award Ceremony! Get your tickets now!



Past Events


FEBRUARY 10, 2011 at 6:30PM

Screening and Discussion: "The Dark Side of Chocolate" 

For More Info and to RSVP:



June 8, 2010

7:00 PM

SEIU (1st Floor)

1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20036


In advance of World Day against Child Labor on June 12, join us for a special screening of the new documentary The Dark Side of Chocolate. 

Shot in Mali, the Ivory Coast, Geneva and Vevey, Switzerland, Miki Mistrati and U Roberto (Robin) Romano launch a behind-the-scenes investigation into the allegations of child labor and the trafficking of children in the international chocolate industry.


Film director U Roberto (Robin) Romano will lead a discussion following the film screening.


Sponsored by: Africa Action, American Federation of Teachers,

Break the Chain Campaign, DC Fair Trade, Foreign Policy in Focus,

Freedom Network USA, Global Exchange, Green America,

International Labor Rights Forum, Organic Consumers Association


*PLEASE RSVP to Tim Newman at or 202-347-4100 ext. 113 and please bring a valid ID with you to the screening.*

For more information about the film, please visit: