Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, will launch Speak Truth To Power (STTP) — a book, play, photo exhibit, and human rights curriculum — to students, teachers, and the public in Phnom Penh, February 22, 2011. to launch, through a series of events, the global human rights initiative Speak Truth To Power.
Ms. Kennedy and Ms. Theary Seng will join local human rights activists, academics, and dignitaries to introduce Speak Truth To Power (STTP) — a book, play, photo exhibit, and human rights curriculum — to students, teachers, and the public. Ms Theary Seng is a member of the Governing board of HRRC.
Speak Truth To Power, based on Ms. Kennedy’s book of the same name, is a multi-faceted program of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights which aims to share experiences of courageous human rights defenders from around the world to educate students and the public on the significant struggles of our time, such as environmental activism and the fight for equality and democracy, and urge them to act.
This event will include an exhibit by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Eddie Adams; the play “Speak Truth To Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark,” by Broadway playwright Ariel Dorfman (adapted from Ms. Kennedy’s book), performed by the Phnom Penh Players; and a panel discussion on global human rights issues and the role of human rights in education.