Date & Time
April 22, 2012
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 South Halsted St.
Call the Museum at 312.413.5353
Join Human Rights Watch, the Jane addams Hull-House Museum, and the Social Justice Initiative at UIC for a conversation about the struggle to reclaim the real meaning of peace— a concept defined by human security, not national security.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
1:00 – 1:30 PM
Tree Planting In Honor of Wangari Maathai
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Public Program: Conversation with Stephen Goose and Jody Williams, facilitated by Barbara Ransby, followed by discussion with audience.
APRIL 22 IS EARTH DAY
Wangari Maathai (1 April 1940— 25 September 2011), the first African woman and the first environmentalist to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, won for her contributions to sustainable development, democ- racy, and peace. In honor of her life and work, the UIC Office of Sustainability will plant a tree in the historic courtyard of the Hull-House Museum. Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governemental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women’s rights.
Jody Williams is the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), and has served as the chief strategist and spokesperson for the campaign since its inception. The ICBL achieved its goal of an international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines in September 1997. Jody Williams and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in October, 1997. She is a founding member and chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.
Stephen Goose, director of Human Rights Watch’s Arms Division, has been at the forefront of interna- tional efforts to address the humanitarian dangers of landmines and cluster munitions. Goose was instrumental in bringing about the 1997 international treaty banning antipersonnel mines, the 1995 protocol banning blinding lasers, the 2003 protocol on explosive remnants of war, and the 2008 treaty banning cluster munitions. He and Human Rights Watch co-founded the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. Goose also co-founded the Clus- ter Munition Coalition (CMC), and currently serves as the Chair of the recently merged ICBL-CMC.
All events are free and open to the public.
Please go to http://www.hrw.org/chicago to learn more about the Human Rights Watch in Chicago.
Reservations are required for the public program and can be made at 312.413.5353.
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.