Join hundreds of fellow Amnesty International members and supporters for our Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference to renew our commitment to global social justice and stand in solidarity with millions of people around the world fighting for individual freedom and human dignity.
November 11 – 13 (November 14 for those participating in our Congressional Lobby Day Action)
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor (in Greater Washington DC Metro Area)
Mari-Lynn Evans will be a featured speaker at this event:
Mari-Lynn Evans is CEO and Executive Producer for Evening Star Productions, is an award-winning filmmaker and anti Mountain Top Removal Activist with extensive experience in all forms of media. Her company has been awarded several national Emmys and a Peabody Award.Mari-Lynn is the Executive Producer of Coal Country (Discovery Channel) which included a book and CD with music from Willie Nelson, Gillian Welch, Ralph Stanley, Natalie Merchant, Bonnie Raitt, Justin Townes Earle and John Prine. All profits from this film project are donated to The Alliance for Appalachia.
She also Produced LOW COAL, her second documentary focused on the impact of the coal industry in Appalachia. Mari-Lynn was the Executive Producer of the award winning three-part PBS television series, The Appalachians, with Johnny Cash’s last interview, a film which the New York Times called “an elegant film about a region and a people that are rarely examined beyond stereotypes”. This timeless film has been seen by over 60 million people, and has been one of PBS’s most successful pledge films.
Mari-Lynn is the former Vice-President of SUMMA/Cleveland Clinic Heath Systems and a Senior Advisor for Procter and Gamble and The American Embassies. She is an 8 time National Institute of Health funded researcher and winner of the US Small Business “Tibbett’s Award”. She is West Virginia’s Filmmaker of the Year and has produced over 30 television programs. She is from Bulltown, West Virginia.