Barbara Matovu comes to PEN America with over 15 years of experience in arts fundraising in support of organizations including the Queens Theatre, Arts for All, and most recently, The Town Hall. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Drama and a minor in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Despite moving to New York City to be an actress, Barbara has found working in other parts of theatre fulfilling.
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Four years ago, #JamalKhashoggi was murdered on orders of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Today, Saudi writers and critics are jailed for decades, as Mohammed bin Salman’s power expands. We continue to demand #JusticeForJamal and the #FreedomToWrite: https://pen.org/advocacy-case/jamal-khashoggi/
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