Expert Luncheon: Issues Facing Women Around the World
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Please join the IRC, the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City, and other area organizations as we discuss issues facing women around the world with special guest Sarah Margon, Washington director of Human Rights Watch, during a lunch program at Lidia's Kansas City. The ticket price includes a three-course plated lunch.

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018
12-1:30 p.m. (Doors open at 11:45)
Where: Lidia's Kansas City
101 W 22nd Street
Kansas City, Missouri  64108
United States
Contact: April Diaz

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About the Speaker

In her current role, Sarah Margon serves as Human Rights Watch’s main point of contact with the U.S. government and provides strategic and advocacy guidance, including legislative and policy development. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, she was associate director of sustainable security and peacebuilding at the Center for American Progress. Margon also served as senior foreign policy advisor to Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) and as staff director to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs. She has been a guest on various national and international media programs and has published in a wide range of outlets from the Washington Post to USA Today to Foreign Affairs.



Advance registration is required and includes a three-course plated lunch and soft drink.

$40     General admission
$35     Rate for members of the IRC, Central Exchange, League of Women Voters of Johnson County, and the United Nations Association/UNA Women
$30     Student rate


11:45     Doors open
12:00     Lunch is served
12:30     Presentation by Sarah Margon, followed by audience Q&A
1:30       Program ends


Antipasto: Caesar salad with shaved Grana and focaccia croutons
Secondo: Lidia's Pasta Trio, served tableside
Dolci: Individual tiramisu

Dietary restrictions will be readily accommodated and may be communicated to the server when you arrive.

Directions & Parking

Lidia's Kansas City is located in the Crossroads District, just north of Union Station. Ample parking is available in the lot surrounding the restaurant.

Participating Partner Organizations

  • Central Exchange
  • League of Women Voters of Johnson County
  • United Nations Association/UNA Women