Nationally Known Filmmaker And Children's Rights Attorney Visits Chattanooga

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga is sponsoring a two day visit to Chattanooga on Jan. 28 & 29 by human rights attorney, filmmaker, and founder and director of the Children’s Rights Institute, Brooke Goldstein.     

While in Chattanooga, Ms. Goldstein will be speaking at GPS (Girls Preparatory School) and at the Jewish Federation’s annual meeting.  Ms. Goldstein is available for interviews, on air or for print, the afternoon of Jan. 28, and early morning or afternoon on Jan. 29.  Please contact Ann Treadwell, Jewish Federation Program Director to set up interviews. During Ms. Goldstein’s visit she will discuss the filming of the documentary “The Making of a Martyr”, where she ventured into the West Bank and, at great personal risk, interviewed active and armed members of  Al-Aqsa, Fatah, and Hamas terrorist groups.             

The Children's Rights Institute (CRI) is a not-for-profit charitable institution founded in 2007 by its director, Brooke Goldstein, a New York-based attorney, activist, author and award-winning filmmaker. CRI's mission is to raise awareness about and legally combat violations of children's basic human rights as occurring throughout the globe. CRI has a special focus on the incitement and recruitment of children to become suicide-homicide bombers, child soldiers and human shields.             

Ms. Goldstein is the 2007 recipient of the E. Nathaniel Gates Award for Outstanding Public Advocacy, is currently an associate fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, was formally an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute and served as the Director of the Legal Project at the Middle East Forum from 2007-2009. She currently serves as director of The Lawfare Project, a not-for-profit dedicated to raising awareness about the abuse of the law and legal systems for political or military means.             

The Jewish Federation and its programs are open to everyone regardless of religious affiliation.  The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga builds and fosters a strong unified Jewish community and strives to ensure its well-being and continuity locally, in Israel, and throughout the world.


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