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2018 Carter Center Human Rights Defenders Forum, Part 1/4

"Restoring Faith in Freedom"

Nearly 70 activists, peacemakers, and religious and community leaders from at least 25 countries came together July 21-24, 2018, for the Carter Center’s annual Human Rights Defenders Forum to discuss “Restoring Faith in Freedom.”

Topics included economic and social rights, building faith in institutions, strengthening the social contract, and the recent backlash against human rights defenders. The forum also showcased the experiences of the courageous women and men on the front lines of the fight for human rights.

This session (Tuesday, July 24, 2018):

- Welcome by Carter Center CEO Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters
- Opening remarks by President Carter, “Restoring Faith in Freedom”
- Remarks by Radhika Balakrishnan, Rutgers University
- Remarks by Rev. Traci Blackmon, United Church of Christ

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