Hillary Rodham Clinton to Deliver Keynote at Heartland Alliance International’s Power of Healing Benefit

Join us in celebration of the Marjorie Kovler Center on May 14 at the Palmer House

(Chicago – May 7, 2019) – Heartland Alliance International’s (HAI) Power of Healing benefit will feature keynote speaker, Hillary Rodham Clinton. The May 14 event at the Palmer House Hilton will bring together leading advocates of human rights and victims of torture to celebrate the transformative work of the Marjorie Kovler Center, as well as its founder, Peter Kovler.

“It is an honor to participate in Heartland Alliance International’s event in celebration of its Marjorie Kovler Center. Through the organization’s focus on healing, it is transforming lives and providing many with the ability to begin anew,” said Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, a leader of tremendous international significance and one synonymous with human rights, joins HAI for this year’s event. She is a global leader who made history as a First Lady, a U.S. Senator, a Secretary of State, and an advocate for causes aligned with HAI’s mission. For more than three decades, she has fearlessly devoted her life to building a world that protects women and girls, refugees, religious minorities, and LGBT+ individuals, and is free of torture.

“Heartland Alliance International works to illuminate the power of healing by providing critical mental and physical health services to survivors of conflict or torture,” said Surita Sandosham, Executive Director. “We aim to transform lives and impact futures, and I’m thrilled to host the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton as we celebrate our acclaimed Marjorie Kovler Center and the resiliency of those we serve.”

HAI’s Power of Healing benefit will feature stories of healing and resilience that reflects our commitment to human rights and improving the lives of survivors of torture in Chicago and around the world.

“For more than 30 years, the Marjorie Kovler Center has served thousands of survivors and their family members from some of the most conflict-burdened parts of the world. It is an honor to have Hillary Rodham Clinton, a global champion of equity and opportunity, join us for this year’s event,” said Peter Kovler, Founder of the Marjorie Kovler Center.

Media who would like to attend must pre-register by Friday, May 10 due to limited space. To request media credentials, please contact Mailee Garcia (mugarcia@heartlandalliance.org.) Only members of the media who have been credentialed for this event will be allowed entrance. Further logistics and coverage details will be forthcoming to credentialed media.

About Heartland Alliance International

Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is the global arm of Heartland Alliance, a family of organizations leading anti-poverty and social justice work in Chicago and around the world since 1888. HAI implements programs in nearly a dozen countries and in Chicago at the Marjorie Kovler Center for survivors of torture. HAI’s technical areas include mental health and psychosocial support, access to justice, gender, and stigma-free healthcare for HIV/AIDS. heartlandalliance.org/international

About the Marjorie Kovler Center

The Marjorie Kovler Center is a program of Heartland Alliance International, a global human rights organization working at the intersection of justice and healing. The Kovler Center is one of the first torture treatment centers in the US. Since 1987, the Kovler Center has provided integrated, high-quality mental health, medical, and social services to survivors of politically-sanctioned torture and their families. The Kovler Center serves more than 350 survivors of torture from 60 different countries annually. kovlercenter.org

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