On Wednesday, March 26, 2008, CCR Executive Director Vincent Warren spoke at the United Nations as part of its panel discussion "What Would Martin Say? Human Rights and the Global Struggle against Racism Forty Years after the Death of Martin Luther King Jr."
The panel was part of the UN's new Human Rights Dialogue Series, which is a 12-part monthly series of discussions at the UN Headquarters, leading up to the celebration on December 10, 2008 of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
To watch a video of the event, visit the UN's webcast archives.
Other panelists included:
- Asli Bali, American-Arab Discrimination Committee
- Yael Berda, Human rights lawyer in Israel
- Reginald Shuford, American Civil Liberties Union
- Patricia Williams, Columbia University, School of Law
- H.E. Raymond Wolfe, Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations
The panel was moderated by Craig Mokhiber, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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