Posted by Andrea Schmauss
October 24, 2012 – Human Rights First is an independent advocacy organization that challenges our country to live up to its ideals. They press American institutions—including government and business—to respect human rights, seeking to close the gap between values and action. Around the world, they foster American influence to secure core freedoms through the rule of law. http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/
Meredith Vieira will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies at the event on October 24, 2012 in New York. This year’s Human Rights Award Honoree is Chinese Human Rights Activist Chen Guangcheng. Chen Guangcheng champions the rights of women, the disabled, and the poor in China, and gives courage to all who struggle for human rights.