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February Dinner Series: Perspectives on Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade's Case

  • Thursday, February 27, 2014
  • 7:00 PM
  • Nando's Peri-Peri, 1210 18th St NW
Join SABA-DC for a discussion on the arrest of and pending charges against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade. Last month Khobragade was charged with visa fraud and making false statements in connection with her treatment of a domestic worker. Her arrest has spurred political and cultural clashes between the U.S. and India. The featured speakers for the dinner series will provide their unique perspectives as advocates for domestic workers. All members and friends of SABA-DC are welcome to join. 

Martina E. Vandenberg is the founder and president of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center. Previously, Vandenberg served as a partner at Jenner & Block LLP, where she focused on complex commercial litigation and internal investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Vandenberg has represented victims of human trafficking pro bono in immigration, criminal, and civil cases. A Rhodes Scholar and Truman Scholar, Vandenberg has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the American University Washington College of Law.

Tiffany Williams is the Advocacy Director of Break the Chain Campaign at the Institute for Policy Studies, and the coordinator of the Beyond Survival campaign of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which works to build survivor leadership and awareness of human trafficking of domestic workers in the United States and around the world. Tiffany graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s degree in Social Work, concentrating on how social service professionals can both serve and ally with low-income workers.

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