Amnesty President Schulz Speaks At Denison On Global Human Rights
Posted: October 2, 2000
William F. Schulz, the current executive director of Amnesty International of the United States of America, will speak on "Terror, Torture and Tyranny: The Fight for Global Human Rights," at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 4) in Denison's Herrick Auditorium. The speech is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Denison Lecture Series and Amnesty International, the Nobel Prize-winning international human rights organization.
Schulz is a long time advocate for women's and homosexual rights, racial justice and the abolition of the death penalty. He is the author of "Finding Time and Other Delicacies and Transforming Words: Six Essays on Preaching." He is currently working on a book titled "Profiting from Justice: Why Human Rights Are in Americans' Best Interests."
In 1997 he led an Amnesty mission to Liberia to investigate atrocities committed during the civil war there and returned to Northern Ireland with the human rights organization in 1999 to insist that human rights protections be incorporated into the peace process.
His many public appearances include 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Today Show, Good Morning America, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, ABC World News and Politically Incorrect.
Appointed director of Amnesty in March of 1994, Schulz previously served 15 years with the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, the final eight as President. From 1985-1993 Schulz served on the council of the International Association for Religious Freedom. He has also held positions on the boards of People for the American Way, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Communication Network and the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. He is currently a member of the international advisory committee for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and the Council on Foreign Relations.
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