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Leitner Human Rights Speaker Series: Sahar Moazami, UN Program Officer at OutRight Action International – International LGBTIQ Advocacy at the United Nations
February 13, 2018 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Location: Room 3-09, Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
Contact: LeitnerCenter@law.fordham.edu

Speaker: Sahar Moazami, OutRight Action International

OutRight Action International is a 27 year old organization that has fought to protect and advance the basic rights of LGBTIQ people everywhere as part of the global human rights movement. As OutRight’s UN Program Officer, Sahar will be discussing the ways in which the organization focuses on helping Member States and UN institutions recognize that human rights standards apply to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sexual characteristics (SOGIESC).

Sahar Moazami is a recent graduate of Fordham University’s School of Law. Born in London but raised in New York, she is a first generation Iranian-American. She attended Boston University for her undergraduate degree, majoring in Political Science and minoring in History. While attending BU, she became very involved with the Community Service Center and volunteered at organizations such as Project Trust and BU’s afterschool program. Her volunteer work during her time at BU led her to volunteer with AmeriCorps FEMA Corps after graduation, traveling the country for 10 months aiding disaster survivors. Shortly after completing her 10 month volunteer position she returned to New York to begin law school.

Sahar decided to attend Fordham Law School to pursue her interest in public service. At Fordham, she held leadership positions in a number of student groups such as the Coalition of Concerned Students, the National Lawyers Guild, Advocates for Sexual Health and Rights, and Fordham OUTLaws. She was also a member of the Stein Scholars for Public Interest Program and was a Crowley Scholar for International Human Rights during her second year. Sahar is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue her interests in international human rights advocating for the LGBTI community as the UN Program Officer at Outright.

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