Emory's School of Nursing to Host Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Lecture on Nov. 9
Aug. 16, 2011
World-renowned environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will deliver the keynote address at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1660 North Decatur Road. This event is free for Emory University faculty, staff, and students. Tickets are $10 for members of the community. Tickets are required for all attendees.
In his lecture, “Our Environmental Destiny,” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will discuss the role natural resources play in our work, our health, and our identity as Americans. A world-renowned environmentalist and humanitarian, Mr. Kennedy will remind us that we have a social responsibility to protect and preserve our planet for future generations. More than an advocate for the environment, Kennedy is an architect and agent of change. From solar energy to wind power and more, he shows how it is truly possible to become energy independent while making the world a better place.
Mr. Kennedy exemplifies the mission of the Lillian Carter Center because he has dedicated his life to social responsibility as an environmentalist and humanitarian. He was named one of TIME magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” and one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Agents of Change.” He has published a number of articles related to the environment and its impact on health. Among Mr. Kennedy's published books are the New York Times bestseller Crimes Against Nature (2004); The Riverkeepers (1997); and Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr: A Biography (1977).
About the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility
2011 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility (formerly the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing ), which was dedicated by President Jimmy Carter on October 15, 2001. Named in honor of President Carter’s mother, Miss Lillian, the Lillian Carter Center is dedicated to improving the health of vulnerable populations worldwide through nursing education, practice, research, and policy.
The Lillian Carter Center has helped Emory faculty and students provide critical nursing care to thousands of people over the last decade. Some of the Center’s achievements include:
• Treating more than 15,000 farm workers and their children in Moultrie, Georgia through the Farm Worker Family Health Program;
• Providing nursing care to underserved populations in Jamaica, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic through the Alternative Break Program;
• Strengthening the delivery of maternal and newborn health services in Ethiopia;
• Enhancing the health care workforce in Zimbabwe and Kenya; and
• Offering health care in clinics for needy populations across Atlanta.
In November, the School of Nursing will commemorate the Center’s decade of global leadership, scholarship, and social responsibility with a series of special events. Click here to see a full schedule of events.