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Civil and Human Rights

Speaking Truth to Power: Heroes in Our Midst

with Kerry Kennedy

Original Forum date: Oct 11, 2007

About Kerry Kennedy

Kerry Kennedy is recognized internationally as an advocate for human rights. In 1981, she investigated abuses committed by U. S. Immigration officials against refugees from El Salvador. Since then, she has led over forty human rights delegations to more than thirty countries. In 1988, she established the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights to ensure protections codified in the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. She is chair of the Amnesty International Leadership Council and a board member for the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights. Her book of interviews and photo portraits, Speak Truth to Power, explores the lives of human rights defenders around the world and has been adapted into a play of the same name.