The ICT “Stateless” Dinner [The Hotel Washington, Washington, DC, October, 29 1997]

ICT galvanized opposition to the official State Dinner, hosted by US President bill Clinton for Chinese President Jiang Zemin by hosting its own “Stateless” Dinner across the street from the White House. A staple of State Dinners are the toasts made by the hosts and guest of honor, and ICT provided an opportunity for its guests to do the same. ICT Board Member Adam Yauch was one of many offering a toast that evening. Others who joined in toasting human rights defenders were US Senators and Representatives, including Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Paul Wellstone, Nancy Pelosi and Chris Smith, and special guests Richard Gere, Kerry Kennedy and Bianca Jagger.