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Date: 06 Dec 95 17:29 GMT
Subject: AI Women's Human Rights Day Symposi
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Women's Rights Are Human Rights

On December 10, 1995 Amnesty International, in conjunction with AI's Committee on Women's Human Rights, will present a symposium: Human Rights Are Women's Rights. The day-long event will explore the challenges women face in defining human rights and in making connections between international and domestic women's human rights issues.

The keynote speakers will be Kim Marie Thorburn, M.D., Vice Chair of Amnesty International's Board of Directors; Ramona Ripston, Executive Director, ACLU of Southern California; and Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder and first Vice President of the United Farm Workers of America. Three Panels of speakers will discuss "International Perspectives on Women's Human Rights", "Women's Human Rights in the US", and "Linkages Between International and Domestic Women's Human Rights Issues". Soraya Mire will present her film, "Fire Eyes", an expose of female genital mutilation, and lead a discussion afterward.

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. at UCLA's Dodd Hall. Parking at UCLA is $5. An entrance fee of $5 is payable at the door. This event is funded in part by a grant from the AIUSA Special Initiatives Fund. To receive more information about the event, please email AIUSA Western Region Deputy Director Joe Baker at or call (310) 815-0450.

Nadia Jabri
Chair of Committee