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Fireside Chat with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Sponsored by Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, Handa Center for Human Rights

When

Thursday, February 8, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Where

Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Room 111
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650-724-6910

This event is open to:
Everyone

Admission
Free

Event Details:

Kailash Satyarthi has been a tireless advocate of children’s rights for over three decades. He and the grassroots movement founded by him, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), have liberated more than 86,000 children from exploitation and developed a successful model for their education and rehabilitation. Mr Satyarthi has been the architect of the single largest civil society network for the most exploited children, the Global March Against Child Labour, whose mobilization of unions, civil society and most importantly, children, led to the adoption of ILO Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labour in 1999. He is also the founding president of the Global Campaign for Education, an exemplar civil society movement working to end the global education crisis, and GoodWeave International which raises consumer awareness in the carpet industry. In 2014, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” 

Registration opens at 6pm; event begins at 6:30pm

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