Date(s) - 09/12/2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Netherland-America Foundation (NAF), together with the UVA Alumni and the Washington D.C. chapters of VVD and D66, invites you to a
Book Presentation by Boris Dittrich
Chosen as best Dutch thriller of 2016!
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
7:30 – 9:00 pm
When a plastic bag with a head inside is found in a park in Berlin, Germany, the police department is on high alert. Who is the victim? Are terrorists involved? Police commissioner Fatima Oztürk is in charge of investigating the antisemitic and anti-Muslim organisation W.O.L.F. — but why does her friend and colleague Gerhard stay on the sidelines? When all of a sudden an anonymous witness turns up, Fatima makes a shocking discovery which forces her to face a difficult decision.*
Join us for an interactive discussion with author, human rights activist and former Dutch politician Boris Dittrich.
7:30 PM Doors open
8:00 PM Book Presentation & Discussion
Book is in Dutch, presentation and discussion will be held in English.
Copies will be available for purchase.
1324 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Limited seating, registration required.
About the Author
Boris leads Human Rights Watch’s advocacy efforts on the rights of LGBT people around the world. He meets regularly with victims of homophobia and trans-phobia, and with government officials, members of parliament, and journalists in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe to push for progress on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Among his notable achievements: co-launching the landmark Yogyakarta Principles at the United Nations; helping to get 67 nations to agree to combat discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation; being instrumental in persuading former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to publicly condemn homophobia for the first time; and convincing the Vatican to make a formal UN statement in favor of decriminalizing homosexual conduct and respecting the human rights of homosexual people. Before coming to Human Rights Watch in 2007, Boris was a member of the Dutch parliament for more than 12 years. He initiated the same sex marriage and adoption bills, making the Netherlands the first country in the world to open its civil marriage for gays and lesbians. Before being elected to parliament, Boris was a judge at the regional court of Alkmaar and a lawyer in Amsterdam. He is author of three novels and two non-fiction works in Dutch, one on LGBT rights. His book W.O.L.F. was chosen as best Dutch thriller of 2016.
*unofficial translation of the Dutch summary on Bol.com