LA Chefs for Human Rights 2017

Cassia co-owners Kim Luu-Ng and Chef Bryant Ng host the second annual LA Chefs for Human Rights (LACHR) fundraiser, benefiting the Program for Torture Victims (PTV), at their acclaimed Southeast Asian brasserie in Santa Monica on September 25th, 2017. 


LA Chefs for Human Rights 2016
This event, held at Cassia in Santa Monica, raised more than $100,000 to support PTV’s work healing survivors of turture and persecution.

Human Rights Advocate and Actress Nazanin Boniadi
Program for Torture Victims – Human Dignity Awards Dinner, September 30th 2014. Actor and Human Rights Advocate Nazanin Boniadi accepts the City of Second Chances Award.

The Story of a Torture Survivor’s Resilience
Arriving in Los Angeles hopeless and alone, torture survivor Rossana Perez turned to Program for Torture Victims, which helped heal her psychological and physical wounds and rebuild her life.

Program For Torture Victims
The Program for Torture Victims helps rebuild the lives of men, women and children from over 65 countries who have endured torture and persecution. The first human rights organization of its kind in the country, PTV has helped heal the wounds of thousands of survivors and their families through a comprehensive approach, including medical treatment, psychological counseling, assistance winning asylum and help finding jobs and housing. By restoring the health and dignity of survivors, PTV works toward its vision of a world without torture.

To Heal the World: 30 Years of Rebuilding Lives in the City of Second Chances
Around the world people are standing up for their rights. They fight for political and religious freedom. Many are imprisoned. Many are killed. And many are tortured. For over 30 years, the Program for Torture Victims has helped thousands of survivors rebuild their lives in Los Angeles. Learn about how PTV began and the work its done for three decades. Video produced by DogPark Media.

Profiles In Courage: The Journey of Two Survivors
Ruzana and Kyaw survived torture in two very different parts of the world. Watch as they tell their stories about rebuilding their lives in Los Angeles with the help of the Program for Torture Victims. Video produced by DogPark Media.

The Healing Club
The Healing Club is a short documentary about the Program for Torture Victims. Few people know that Los Angeles is home to the largest number of survivors of torture in the United States.”The Healing Club” provides a window into the process of torture recovery.