Think Inc. is excited to announce the first visit to New Zealand by the American activist, politician, former US Army Soldier and now court-martialled whistle-blower, Chelsea Manning.
Found guilty of espionage and theft and sentenced to 35 years in prison, Manning’s life has been nothing short of extraordinary. Set to discuss her time in prison, transgender issues, privacy, and Wikileaks, An Evening With Chelsea Manning will offer a glimpse inside the mind of one of the most controversial figures of the 21st Century.
Serving as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst, Manning was found guilty of espionage and theft and sentenced to 35 years in prison. An advocate for transparency of the American government, Manning had her sentence reduced by President Barack Obama in May 2017. Since her imprisonment, Manning has received numerous awards for her role in the leaks and has established herself as a poster child for both whistle-blowers and transgender rights.
Named by the Foreign Press as one of 2017’s Global Thinkers “for forcing the United States to question who is a traitor and who is a hero” and blurring the line between United States hero and turncoat, it is with an insatiable thirst for information that we bring Chelsea Manning to New Zealand.