A Hero's Journey: Pursuing Sustainable Change in Africa.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:10 PM EDT
-- 01:10 PM EDT
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103
Join the Law School’s office of Graduate Legal Studies and Social Justice Initiatives, and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights for a presentation titled "Going Beyond the Rhetoric: Economic, Cultural and Social Rights in Action," given by Twesigye Jackson Kagure.
Twesigye Jackson Kagure was a 1996 Human Rights Advocate at Columbia’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Following his time at Columbia, Twesigye went on to found and direct the Nyaka AIDS Orphan Project (NAOP), a human rights-based organization that builds schools for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. The NAOP provides free education, uniforms, books, healthcare, and shelter for the children, along with community water and a community library. Twesigye has been named Ugandan of the Year, Ugandan Making a Difference, and Social Entrepreneur by Global Giving. He was recently featured in Time Magazine and named a CNN Hero.
A pizza lunch will be provided.