Kerry Kennedy, Carrying the Torch to Bring Light to the World
As the daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy saw firsthand the price one can pay for promoting social justice issues. Looking to the legacy of her father and civil rights leaders, Ms. Kennedy dedicates her life to promoting humanitarian causes on a global scale in her capacity as the President of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. For over 30 years, Kennedy has served the interests of disenfranchised communities around the world, from El Salvador, to Kenya to Haiti.
“Receiving the Humanitarian Award from The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) truly hits home for me,” said Ms. Kennedy. “Both Andy Goodman and my father were senselessly murdered for their efforts in promoting civil rights issues. Yet both of our families share a more important commonality: looking to these tragedies to not only develop organizations dedicated to social justice, but inspiring young people to become advocates for change.”
To honor her dedication to worldwide humanitarian causes including promoting LGBTQ rights and women’s rights, Ms. Kennedy will be the recipient of the Humanitarian Award from The Andrew Goodman Foundation at the 7th Annual Hidden Heroes Award Ceremony. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The event will also honor keynote recipients Danny Glover and Ava DuVernay, as well as other leading activists, and will feature a panel discussion led by Democracy Now! host, Amy Goodman, featuring Soledad O’Brien, Maria Teresa Kumar, Michael Skolnik, Dr. Peniel Joseph, and Yusef Salaam.