TODAY: Kerry Kennedy Forum Speaker - Feb. 6
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007
St. Catherine Forum on Women in Leadership announces
Kerry Kennedy, Human Rights Activist and daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy,
“Speak Truth to Power”
on Tuesday, Feb. 6,
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Luncheon is at the Marriott Hotel, Minneapolis City Center
. Tickets are $45, $25 student
s. Register online or by calling the Leadership Institute at 651-690-6819. Reserved seating is available, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-690-6819 for details.
Thanks to our Gold financial sponsor, Fredrikson & Byron, PA.
Speak Truth to Power
Kerry Kennedy’s pioneering work paves new roads in the areas of equal justice and the promotion and protection of basic rights. As a result of her activism we are more aware of the frequency and breadth of human rights violations; an awareness that must be turned into actions. In her speech, she embraces this challenge of activism by highlighting the many women and men leaders, defenders of human rights, struggling to make a difference in every corner of the globe.
Kerry Kennedy has been a human rights activist since 1981, leading more than 40 human rights delegations to 30-plus countries. She has worked on diverse human rights issues such as child labor, disappearances, indigenous land rights, judicial independence, freedom of expression, ethnic violence, impunity, the environment and women’s rights.
She is the author of Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World, which features interviews with human rights activists ranging from the famous to the lesser-known stories of courage.
Kennedy served as executive director and is now on the board of directors of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, a non-profit organization that addresses the problems of social justice in the spirit of her late father. She also established the RFK Center for Human Rights to ensure the protection of rights codified under the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights.