Thursday, April 09
Program begins at 1:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public - Online registration is required.
Tawakkol Karman is an ardent advocate of the non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights. The first Yemeni and the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, she has been dubbed the “mother of the revolution” in the mass uprising against the regime of Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh. She donated her $500,000 in Nobel prize money to the Aid Fund for Families of Martyrs and Wounded in the Peaceful Revolution. A journalist and politician, Karman is president of Women Journalists Without Chains and a senior member of the Al-Islah political party. She has been imprisoned on a number of occasions for her pro-democracy, pro-human rights protests. Karman will address issues concerning women, human rights and the Arab revolution.