Human Rights Day Event Will Focus on Women’s Rights and Opportunities

The Library of Congress is holding its 2011 International Human Rights Day event.  Here are some details from the library’s press release:

A group of distinguished speakers will discuss women’s rights and opportunities at a panel held in honor of the international Human Rights Day at the Library of Congress at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. The event will be held in the Mumford Room, located on the sixth floor of the Library’s James Madison Building at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Law Library of Congress, the presentation is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

The speakers include Sharon Hrynkow from the U.S. Department of State, Steven Shapiro from the American Civil Liberties Union and Graciela Rodriguez-Ferrand from the Law Library of the Library of Congress. The panel discussion will be introduced by Law Librarian of Congress Roberta Shaffer.

More information about International Human Rights day is available here.