"Women’s Rights Are Human Rights"

7/13/2010

Suffolk University joins Road Scholar and Empower Peace’s Women2Women program in presenting "Women’s Rights Are Human Rights" at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Suffolk University Law School.

The program will explore whether the nature of women’s leadership has changed since Hillary Clinton’s groundbreaking speech at the UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1994.

Participants will have the opportunity to listen to Clinton’s speech before Paula Newburg discusses with Madeleine Kunin -- who was with Clinton in Beijing -- the impact that speech had on the conference and the world.

Panelists also will talk about women serving in elected office and/or actively involved in broadening the representation of women in appointed and elected office in Massachusetts.

Speakers include:

  • Paula Newberg, Marshall B. Coyne Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.
  • Madeleine Kunin, Vermont’s first woman governor, former Ambassador to Switzerland, and Deputy Secretary of Education in the Clinton Administration.
  • Priti Rao, executive director of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
  • Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor (At Large)
  • Janet Bogue, a retired, 23-year career diplomat

"Women’s Rights Are Human Rights"
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sargent Hall 
120 Tremont St., Boston

Registration required: 1-800-454-5768.

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