Reflections on ILRF's 20th Anniversary/Halloween Party
Bama Athreya, Executive Director, International Labor Rights Fund
Last Thursday, October 26 ILRF invited friends from far and wide to join us for a special evening to celebrate a very important moment both for reflection and for looking forward. Twenty years ago (in November, 1986), our founding Executive Director Pharis Harvey and two of his associates filed the original documents of incorporation for the International Labor Rights Fund (in those days, as some of our old friends will remember, the "International Labor Rights Education and Research Fund"). Pharis was with us for our celebration last Thursday evening, and shared with all of us his memories of how the original vision for the ILRF had come to him while he lay in a hospital bed, recuperating from a broken leg! Who could have foreseen what the next twenty years would bring?