Speak Truth To Power

Event Date: 

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 8:00pm

Event Location: 

  • UCSB Campbell Hall

Event Price: 


  • Wade Clark Roof Lecture on Human Rights

Kerry Kennedy founded the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights to ensure the protection of rights codified under the UN Declaration of Human Rights and to address problems of social justice in the spirit of her late father. She also serves as chair of the Amnesty International USA Leadership Council. Kennedy is the author of Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World, which features interviews with human rights activists such as Helen Prejean, Marian Wright Edelman, the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel, and Oscar Arias. Speak Truth to Power has evolved from a book exploring the quality of courage into a global education initiative aiding the fight for international human rights.