Thursday, March 22, 2007

Human Trafficking & Chicago Green Festival

March 28 – Wednesday 12:30pm
“Human Trafficking and Forced Labor: Achievements and Challenges”

with Ms. A. Yasmine Rassam, vice president of foreign policy and international women's issues for the Independent Women's Forum. An attorney by training, Rassam concentrates on international and human rights law and foreign policy matters. In 2002, Rassam served as the director of the Human Rights Clinic in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law Initiative.

In 2004, as Director of Women’s Programs for the American Bar Association’s Iraq Initiative, she established the ABA office in Amman, Jordan and held several conferences on the status of women’s rights in Iraq for Iraqi NGOs, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and key members of the Iraqi government.

Most recently she co-authored a comprehensive study on the Status of Women’s Rights in Iraq for the American Bar Association’s Iraq Legal Development Project.

International Human Rights Law Institute
DePaul University College of Law, room 805
25 E. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604


Chicago "Green Festival" - April 21 and 22
(from $ 5 to $ 10 admission each day)

Take in more than 300 exhibits in the nation’s largest eco-mall:
* Hear great, live local music.

See more than 150 dynamic speakers on 5 stages:
• Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
• Greg Palast, Armed Madhouse
• Paul Stamets, Fungi Perfecti
• Frances Moore Lappé, Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet
• Richard M. Daley, Chicago Mayor (Invited)
• Judy Wicks, White Dog Enterprises, Inc.
• David Korten, The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community
• Omar Freilla, Director of Green Worker Cooperatives


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