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Loretta Ross
Executive Director, National Center for Human Rights Education
 

At SWF:

  • Wednesday, October 28th, 7:30 - 10:00PM, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 50 Years Later

RT: Thursday, October 29th, Human Needs/Human Rights: The Evolving Relationship Between the People, Social Policy and the Law

Biography:

Loretta Ross is the Founder and Executive Director of the US National Center for Human Rights Education, a training and resource centre for grassroots activists.

Ross is a reproductive rights activist and is currently writing a book on black women's activism in the reproductive rights movement called Black Abortion. Ross has appeared on national talk shows to discuss women's health and civil rights issues, written editorial pieces, and testified before the U.S. Congress, the United Nations, and the Food and Drug Administration.

Ross has been the national Program Research Director Center for Democratic Renewal, formerly the National Anti-Ku-Klux-Klan Network, and Director of Women of Colour programs for the National Organisation for Women as well as working for the National Black Women's Health Project. Ross served on the D.C. Commission for Women and currently serves as a Director of a variety of organisations.

Links:

Center for Democratic Renewal
National Center for Human Rights Education
Loretta Ross
National Organisation of Women

Notable Quote "The Taleban is using culture and religion to keep women down."
   --Sima Wali (on Afghanistan)
Actions which make a difference... COEXISTENCE AND COMMUNITY: More than 50 young people from nearly as many countries are taking part as full participants in this year's SWF.
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