Wed. 3/11/09: Journalism and Human Rights presentation in Nassau

KW: In addition to this wonderful presentation, I heard that the woman’s a cappella group, Willow, will be performing to welcome the attendees. Beautiful music, and a chance to see Judy Sanford-Guise, my friend and PeaceSmiths colleague, perform.

My Life Under the Gun
with Lydia Cacho, Mexican journalist

Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset

Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho, who also runs a shelter for battered women and children in Cancun, has exposed a web of business and political elites behind a child pornography ring there. She has been detained and harassed by authorities, received numerous death threats and survived to win international human rights prizes from Amnesty International, UNESCO and the U.S. State Department. Since her expose the list of her enemies has grown to include some of the most powerful men in Mexico. In the last eight years at least 21 reporters in Mexico have been killed. Her international visibility has kept Cacho alive.

Cacho is donating her speaking fee to her shelter for battered women and Children, CIAM Cancun
Suggested donation $5

Directions: From LIE, exit 35 north (from east) or 36 (from west). North 1-1/2 miles on Shelter Rock Rd. Entrance on left by white fence. From Northern Blvd. Go South 1/2 mile on Shelter Rock Rd.  Entrance on right.

For more information

UUCSR Shelter Rock Forum 516-627-6560, ext 122

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