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VocalPoint Chorus Audition

Make a difference: sing with VocalPoint chorus! VocalPoint will perform two concerts to benefit The Advocates for Human Rights, which will focus on Women's Human Rights.

Call for Singers & Artists

Use your talents to advance human rights! Singers needed for VocalPoint chorus and artists needed for art gallery for February 2015 performances that will support initiatives to build a better, safer world for women and girls.

A Man Without a Country

Rup Rizal was born and raised in Bhutan, but when his father resisted the govenment's policiy of "Bhutanization," his family was forced to leave the country. Fleeing to Nepal, they were not welcomed, and the Rizals lived in a refugee camp for years without official legal status. Rizal eventually obtained a Nepalese passport and moved to the U.S. to study, where he got a job, married, and had a son. When Rizal's employer sought to terminate his work visa, he applied for asylum, fearing a return to Bhutan because of the persecution of ethnic Nepalis and because he had no legal status there, and fearing persecution by refugees opposing ethnic Napalis.

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