Washington Whistleblower Week 2007
Over the last nine years members from the Make it Safe Coalition (MISC) have arranged an assembly of whistleblowers in Washington, DC each year for an annual conference originally known as Washington Whistleblower’s Week. All whistleblowers and their advocates, as well as the entire civil rights community are invited to participate. Host committee members—ACORN 8, Coalition for Change (C4C), Project Censored, Justice Integrity Project and Federally Employed Women Legal Education Fund (FEW-LEF), will co-host this year’s Whistle Blower Summit for Civil & Human Rights on Capitol Hill. The theme for the annual conference this year is 1778—Whistleblowers and The First Amendment.
Whistleblower Summit for Civil & Human Rights
The Whistleblower Summit is unique because it combines legislative advocacy, public policy discussions with community and social events. During the conference we have panel discussions, press conferences, award presentations, receptions, luncheon/dinner, movie night, book signings, etc. In the past, we have provided an outlet for whistleblower stories before the traditional civil rights organizations or mainstream media outlets picked up on them. For instance, the Jena 6 came to one of our conferences at Rice University (Houston, Texas) six months before that story exploded on Black radio across America.