Peace laureate, politician discuss human rights

Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams

Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams speaks at UIC Feb. 7. Photo: Joshua Clark/UIC Photo Services

WHO/WHAT:
“Human Rights at Home and in the World: Emigration, Immigration and International Solidarity.” Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace laureate, and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Cook County commissioner, will discuss human rights at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

WHEN:
Feb. 7
2 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted St.

DETAILS:
Williams and Garcia will address issues of mobility, containment, and global citizenship in relation to human rights around the world.

Williams, who is in residency as the Jane Addams Fellow of the Social Justice Initiative at UIC, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines. She chairs the Nobel Women’s Initiative, which supports women working for peace with justice and equality.

Garcia was the first Mexican-American elected to the Illinois Senate. He is on the board of the Latino Policy Forum and is founding executive director of Enlace Chicago, a civic organization supporting educational advancement and economic development in the Little Village neighborhood.

The presentation is sponsored by the UIC Social Justice Initiative, which aims to link scholars and activists in Chicago and beyond through programs related to social justice, democracy and human rights.

Admission is free. For information, call (312) 996-2961.