San Diego World Affairs Council partners with Human Rights Watch Film Festival. January 24-28, 2013.

Join other young professionals in San Diego and share your passion for global affairs and booze! The SDWAC in community partnership with The Museum of Photographic Arts, is honored to host the third year of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in San Diego; a powerful film event that the New York Times called “The cinematic conscience of the world.” As the world’s foremost showcase for films with a distinctive human rights theme, Human Rights Watch allows courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that they can make a difference. For list of films and ticket information, please visit:   

On day two of the festival, the SDWAC will be hosting its first Culture & Cocktails event for young professionals San Diegans. Think Occupy movement meets intelligent minds capable of making a difference. 

Come meet other globally-minded members of the community on Saturday, January 26 at 3:00 PM for the Human Rights Watch Film Festival’s matinee showing of “Putin’s Kiss” at Balboa Park’s Museum of Photographic Art. After the film, walk over to Wet Stone Wine Bar where great conversation will be served from 4:30 – 6:00 PM. 

Special guest Professor Mikhail Alexseev of SDSU’s Political Science Department will join the group to comment on the film and provide a brief presentation of his current work with human rights in Russia.

What: Culture & Cocktails (post-film discussion of global human rights issues)

When: January 26th, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (movie will be showing at 3:00 PM)

Where: Wet Stone Wine Bar at 1927 4th Avenue – San Diego, CA 92101


RSVP: E-mail by Jan, 25

In addition to our Culture & Cocktails happy hour series, SDWAC Young Professionals Forum will provide a number of networking and mentoring opportunities with leaders in world affairs. Your ticket to professional development and personal enrichment is membership in SDWAC and participation in the Young Professionals Forum. 

Please check out for more information on how to become a member.

The San Diego World Affairs Council (SDWAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and engaging locals in global politics, international relations, and world culture. SDWAC forum provides valuable opportunities for professional networking and socializing through informal, fun, and enriching events. 

Media Contact: Louzada Copy, Daniela Louzada at


~ by Daniela Louzada Esteves on January 18, 2013.

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