The well-known American human rights advocate and niece of President John F. Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy, is due to visit and speak at this year’s Kennedy Summer School in County Wexford.
In addition to Kennedy, John Weaver, the campaign strategist for presidential campaigns such as those of John McCain and John Kasich, will also be featured at the event.
Topics that will be discussed at this year’s event range from a whole host of issues in both Irish and American politics, with speakers from both countries offering their insight into these matters.
The journalist Sir David Frost interviewed dad and asked him how he would like to be remembered - this was his response. Let's #BreakBreadNotFamilies and end the suffering of immigrant children. One person can make a difference, are you that one person? https://t.co/Tjtj79BD45 pic.twitter.com/aVVDZ3TwRr— Kerry Kennedy (@KerryKennedyRFK) June 26, 2018
The Irish speakers that will be featured are Phil Hogan, the European Union Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development; and Miriam O’Callaghan, an Irish TV current affairs presenter for RTÉ.
Kennedy is currently the President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and since 1981, she has been involved in combating numerous issues such as child labor, disappearances, indigenous land rights, judicial independence, and many more.
What's happening on our border and to the immigrant children shipped to detention centers across our country is a calamity. @TXCivilRights & @LUPE_rgv on the ground in McAllen would love to have your help! https://t.co/MK9ksGH3Oe— Kerry Kennedy (@KerryKennedyRFK) June 25, 2018
In terms of gathering investment for human rights advocacy, Kennedy founded and runs RFK Compass, which hosts meetings twice a year for institutional investors who have around $5-7 trillion in assets to respond to the impact of human rights abuses on investment outcomes.
Kennedy is also on the board for several human rights groups such as the U.S. Institute of Peace, Human Rights First, Ethics in Action, Health eVillages, as well as many others.