FORA.tv Speaker - Sarah Stephens
Sarah Stephens is the executive director of the Center for Democracy in the Americas.
A long-time human rights advocate, Stephens began her work in the 1980s at El Rescate, a center for Central American refugees in Los Angeles, and then worked for the the Hollywood Women's Political Committee on human rights issues from 1990-91. Stephens later founded and directed Artists for a Hate Free America, an entertainment industry-backed organization geared toward encouraging youth involvement in human rights and civil rights issues.
Stephens moved to Washington to work at the Washington Office on Latin America, and in December 2001 joined the staff at the Center for International Policy. In 2006, Stephens left CIP and launched the Center for Democracy in the Americas.
As CDA director, Stephens works with U.S. policymakers, journalists and others, to change the debate on U.S. foreign policy toward the hemisphere. Stephens has advocated for changes in our policy toward Cuba in forums, editorial columns, and other publications since starting the Freedom to Travel program in 2001.
02.01.09 | 00:26:46 min
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