Children’s Rights

 

<p>May 5, 2012&nbsp;|&nbsp;Cooper Union&nbsp;|&nbsp;New York City<b><br />
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With&nbsp;Wojciech Jagielski,&nbsp;Arn Chorn-Pond,&nbsp;Patricia&nbsp;McCormick, and Debby Dahl Edwardson;&nbsp;moderated by Susanna Reich</p>
 
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<p>What are the rights of children? What is our responsibility, as&nbsp;citizens of the world, to defend them? A uniquely qualified panel&nbsp;of authors and activists, including Khmer Rouge Genocide survivor&nbsp;Arn Chorn-Pond, discuss the global state of children&rsquo;s rights.&nbsp;Drawing on both scholarship and personal experience, in this &ldquo;Year of Janusz Korczak,&rdquo; commemorating 70 years since the&nbsp;children&rsquo;s rights pioneer perished at Treblinka with his charges from&nbsp;the Warsaw Ghetto orphanage, the panel will explore the history of&nbsp;the Children&rsquo;s Rights Movement and how past atrocities can inform&nbsp;contemporary advocacy on local, national, and global scales, paying&nbsp;particular attention to ongoing violations in Uganda by the Lord&rsquo;s&nbsp;Resistance Army.</p>
<p>Free and open to the public<br />
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Co-sponsored by&nbsp;<i>The Cooper Union, PEN Children&rsquo;s Book&nbsp;</i><i>Committee, and Polish Cultural Institute</i></p>
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<p style=”font-size: 11px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(103, 103, 103); “>&bull;&nbsp;Lyn Miller-Lachmann:<br />
Yesterday&rsquo;s panel on Children&rsquo;s Rights at Cooper Union featured authors who write for both young people and adults, though with its majority of YA authors it brought home the message that young people are concerned about more than shopping, sports, and vampires…[More]</p>

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