Thursday, April 17th, Advocates for Informed Choice founding Executive Director, Anne Tamar-Mattis will speak at Freedom House in Washington, DC at an event entitled, A Discussion on the Human Rights of Intersex Persons: Deepening Awareness and Strengthening Activism. 

The event, which will begin at 10:30 am and concludes at noon will also feature philosopher and American University Professor Dr. Ellen Feder, and  intersex activist Karen Walsh.  It will be moderated by Chloe Schwenke,  Vice President for Global Programs of Freedom House.

Freedom House has provided this event overview:

While there is growing interest in and commitment to the protection and promotion of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons, most people have only a minimal understanding of the issues and priorities that distinguish the “I” population. By engaging with two key intersex allies – one a leading activist and the other a prominent academic, and with the input from a highly respected “out” intersex activist, Freedom House invites you to a long-overdue discussion with profound human rights content.

 Founded in 1941, Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world.  It was the first US organization to champion the advancement of freedom globally.  Freedom House’s headquaters is in Washington DC and have offices in New York City, Belgium, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico and South Africa.

With intersex issues becoming increasingly important amid discussions of international human rights and AIC’s ongoing lawsuit on behalf of M.C., this is an excellent time to bring together these three exceptional advocates for intersex communities.  If you live in the Washington DC area, please be sure to attend.