Presented by GAP, Participant Media, and The Paley Center for Media
7 p.m. EST
25 West 52nd St., New York, NY 10019
Dear GAP Supporters:
GAP is proud to announce a major event honoring and showcasing whistleblowers this coming Wednesday, February 17, in New York City. This entertaining evening will feature celebrities and legendary whistleblowers whose heroism has put criminals behind bars and saved countless lives. It will provide an uplifting message of what is needed for whistleblowers to continue safeguarding the public, and what actions you can take to support pending corporate whistleblower legislation.
This event also serves to kick off GAP’s national campaign to obtain protections for all corporate whistleblowers in the country, and is slated to be available on satellite to over 100 colleges across the country, and online – live streamed and available to all.
Noted guests for the event include:
- Daniel Ellsberg – The patriarch of modern whistleblowing, his disclosures (the Pentagon Papers) as a Rand Corporation/DoD analyst exposed deceit and concealment involving the government’s handling of the Vietnam War.
- Kit Foshee – Meat safety whistleblower who exposed serious problems with ammoniated beef product from a major supplier.
- Mike German – Former uncover FBI agent who infiltrated terrorist groups before blowing the whistle on his field office’s illegal wiretaps on suspects.
- Cathy Harris – U.S. Customs official who blew the whistle on African-Americans being unfairly targeted as potential drug smugglers.
- Dr. David Kessler – Former FDA Commissioner who worked with “The Insider” Dr. Jeff Wigand to challenge tobacco companies.
- Babak Pasdar – Computer security expert who exposed that a major telecommunication company provided the federal government unfettered access to its customers’ private communications.
- Coleen Rowley – FBI whistleblower on intelligence breakdowns in relation to the 9/11 attacks, and Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” in 2002.
- Frank Serpico – NYPD whistleblower whose story is memorialized by the film Serpico.
GAP is co-producing this event in conjunction with Participant Media – producer of such popular films as Charlie Wilson’s War, An Inconvenient Truth, Syriana, and Good Night and Good Luck – and the magnificent Paley Center for Media in Manhattan, where the event will take place.