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Speak Truth To Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World

Main Special Exhibitition Gallery
February 4, 2018 – June 24, 2018

SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER

A Chicagoland Debut

February 4 – June 24, 2018

Kerry Kennedy spent several years interviewing human rights defenders from around the world for the book Speak Truth to Power. The project has since grown into a multi-faceted campaign for advocacy.

Experience the Midwest debut of the photographic exhibit that highlights over 40 human rights defenders from over 40 countries, spanning 6 continents.

Through stunning black and white portraits taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Eddie Adams, this exhibit celebrates those who have worked tirelessly to fight for various freedoms and urges visitors to #TAKEASTAND against current human rights violations.

Speak Truth to Power highlights activists who have worked tirelessly to defend justice in the areas of political rights, freedom of expression, honor killings, demilitarization, environmental activism, mental health, children’s rights, national self-determination and more. 

Featured Upstanders include Bobby Muller from the U.S., Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic, Baltasar Garzon of Spain; Nobel Prize laureates His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, Elie Wiesel, Oscar Arias, Rigoberta Menchú, Jose Ramos-Horta, and Wangari Maathai, in addition to every day heroes.

For the Press
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Chicago Jewish News
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WGN TV 
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WGN Radio 
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Windy City Times
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Modern Luxury
The Good Fight

The Museum’s presentation of Speak Truth to Power is sponsored by David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation with additional funds from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Contributing Sponsor: David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation
Additional Funder: Illinois Arts Council Agency
Speak Truth to Power is a project of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights,
photograph © Eddie Adams.

The Golder Family Foundation is lead sponsor for all Illinois Holocaust Museum special exhibitions.

Sponsors:

The Museum’s presentation of Speak Truth to Power is sponsored by David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation with additional funds from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Contributing Sponsor:

David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation

Additional Funding:

Illinois Arts Council Agency

Additional Credits:

Speak Truth to Power is a project of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.

The Golder Family Foundation is lead sponsor for all Illinois Holocaust Museum special exhibitions.

Photo credits: Eddie Adams

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