WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Instructions to Join WOLA's 2020 Gala

Thanks again for joining us at this year’s virtual WOLA Human Rights Awards & Benefit Gala! We can’t wait to celebrate with you on Tuesday, September 22: 

 

7:30pm EDT – Meet and Greet with Ben Rhodes, Former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama

8:00pm EDT – Main Program

 

Please refer to this page for technical and logistical details on:

Pre-Show Meet & Greet With Ben Rhodes

The Main Program

How to Listen in Spanish

What to Do If You Are Having a Technical Issue

Downloading & Using Zoom

 

See you soon!

 

Pre-Show Meet & Greet With Ben Rhodes

At 7:30pm EDT, to join your table: 

  • Use this link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81677698897
  • Once in the Zoom room, you will see a welcome message and soon after, you will be transitioned into the meet and greet. You may see a pop-up asking you to join a breakout room, click “Join.” 
  • There may be a short pause as we move guests, so please do not close out of your browser or leave the room.
  • We encourage you to have your video on so Ben Rhodes and the other guests can see you! 

As we approach the start of the main program at 8:00pm EDT, the meet and greet will end and you should use the link below to join the gala. (Please note that this is a different link than you used to join your table.)

 

The Main Program

At 8:00pm EDT, to join the main program: 

  • Use this link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87388788232 (Please note that this is a different link than you used to join the meet and greet.)
  • Once in the Zoom room, you will see a welcome message and soon after, the program will begin.

 

How to Listen in Spanish

We will have simultaneous audio translation for those guests that would like to listen to the main program in Spanish. To access that feature in Zoom:

  • Find the globe icon labeled “Interpretation” at the bottom of the Zoom webinar screen.
  • Choose “Spanish” as your preferred language.
  • You will then hear the program with Spanish audio live interpretation.

 

What to Do If You Are Having a Technical Issue

If you encounter any technical issues logging on or during the program, a WOLA staff member is available to assist you. Please email [email protected] for assistance. Please note that WOLA staff will not be able troubleshoot issues associated with individuals’ wifi connections, but they can assist with troubleshooting issues related to accessing the program. 

 

Downloading & Using Zoom

If you haven’t used Zoom before or need some help getting started, you can download Zoom for your chosen device here and review Zoom FAQs for additional information.

  • If this is your first time joining a Zoom meeting, you may be asked to open Zoom or the Zoom installer package. When asked if you want to open zoom.us, click “Allow”.
  • You can test your audio and video settings by selecting Zoom > Preferences in the top toolbar.