"Women, Population, and the U.N. Millenium Development Goals" Keynote Address

Friday, April 20, 2012
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library

Keynote Lecture

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Jane Roberts will give her keynote talk at the Undergraduate Research Conference on Gender and Women's studies. Her talk is titled "Women, Population, and the U.N. Millennium Development Goals." Roberts is visiting New York State to address the United Nations Association of Rochester and the American Association of University Women's state convention. Roberts and her friend Lois Abraham started a grassroots movement in 2002 called "34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF)" to ensure the humanity and rights of women and girls across the world. Their effort has raised over $4 million, and they were recognized in 2005 with a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. In 2005, Roberts published a memoir titled 34 Million Friends (of the women of the world) about her experiences fighting for social justice with Abraham. You can learn more at her website: http://www.34millionfriends.org/