Human Rights Heroes Speakers Series Spring 2012

12:15 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesdays in UCLA School of Law Room 1447

    • Wednesday, January 11, 2012
    • Jenni Williams
    • National Coordinator
      Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA)
    • Zimbabwe
    • Jenni Williams is perhaps Africa’s most famous practitioner of non-violent civil disobedience.
    • Wednesday, January 18, 2012
    • William Burke-White
    • Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania
    • USA
    • William Burke-White is a human rights expert and former member of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff, 2009-2011.
    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    • Madeleine Rees
    • Secretary General, Women’s Int’l League for Peace
    • Switzerland
    • Madeleine Rees is a former Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights gender expert and Head of Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her courageous work has been featured in the movie The Whistleblower.
    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    • Sunitha Krishnan
    • Human Trafficking Victim and Co-Founder of Prajwala
    • India
    • Prajwala assists trafficked women and girls with shelter and education through 17 transition centers, and helps pay for the education of thousands of children infected with HIV/AIDS in Hyderbad.
    • Wednesday, February 15, 2012
    • Film Screening: Darfur Now (Evening)
    • The James Bridges Theatre, UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television. Light Dinner: 7 p.m.; Screening: 7:45 p.m.; Discussion follows.
    • Screening of Darfur Now and Discussion with Director Ted Braun
    • Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    • Jean Enriquez
    • Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking of Women Asia-Pacific (CATW-AP)
    • Philippines
    • CATW is an international network of feminist groups, organizations, and individuals fighting the sexual exploitation of women globally.
    • Wednesday, February 29, 2012
    • Paul Rice
    • President and CEO, Fair Trade USA
    • USA
    • Paul Rice is a co-founder of the fair trade movement.
    • Wednesday, March 7, 2012
    • Richard Dicker
    • Director, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch
    • USA
    • Richard Dicker is a pioneer in efforts to establish the International Criminal Court and other venues for international justice.
    • Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    • Sister Consuelo Morales Elizondo
    • Director, Citizens in Support of Human Rights
    • Mexico
    • In a crisis atmosphere of torture, disappearances, and killings associated with drug wars, Sister Consuelo is one of Mexico’s most effective defenders of human rights. She is a recipient of the 2011 Human Rights Watch Alison Des Forges Award.
    • Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    • Mohamed Mattar
    • Executive Director, The Protection Project
      Johns Hopkins University
    • USA
    • Mohamed Mattar is an internationally recognized expert on drafting anti-trafficking legislation and treaties.