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Millersville University Hosts Human Rights Conference

Aug 30, 2013 11:02AM

The Millersville University International Policy Conference, themed Human Rights Across the Globe, takes place September 26 and 27 in the school’s Bolger Conference Center. The keynote speaker, Sheryl WuDunn, is a business executive, entrepreneur, bestselling author and the first Asian-American to win a Pulitzer Prize. With her husband, reporter Nicholas D. Kristof, WuDunn has co-authored three books, including Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which was published in 2009 and became an award-winning PBS documentary.

Planned session topics include immigration reform and the refugee experience, children's rights; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality; fair trade; human rights during disasters and emergency management; hunger, homelessness; and health and disability rights. University faculty members host each session, which features guest speakers and panelists that are experts in their topics. The conference is organized around two tracks: The Lived Experience and The Law and Policy.

Millersville University seeks to promote the importance of all aspects of human rights in the community and to increase awareness and understanding through discussion and exploration. Attendees will be exposed to new concepts, strategies and tactics that can help them become leaders in advancing these ideas in their careers and communities.

Cost: Free. Location: Gordinier Hall, in the Bolger Conference Center, Millersville Univ. campus, 1 S. George St., Millersville. For more information and registration, call 717-872-3049 or visit

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