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