The Kerry Kennedy Cuomo Project: For Women & Children – Calendar of Events
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Calendar of Events
February 7, 2001 Student Tolerance Day: (1:00 PM at Zebulon B. Vance High School) A program for all students and
teachers to learn about human rights and Kerry Kennedy Cuomo.
Dramatic interpretation of Speak Truth to Power: (1:00 PM at Vance High School) Vance High
School students performed a 15-minute play they developed, inspired by Ms. Kennedy Cuomo’s
book Speak Truth to Power, to commence Student Tolerance Day activities.
February 14, 2001
High School Writing Competition: (Deadline, Feb. 14) Students were invited to submit a 1,000 – 1,500
word essay on the question: “Why should people who aren’t directly affected by human rights abuses
take action to address them?” Three prizes (First prize, $250; Second prize, $125; and Third prize, $50)
were awarded on Wednesday, February 28th at Z.B. Vance High School. Read the winning entry here.
- High School Art Competition: (Deadline, Feb. 14) Students were invited to create a piece of original artwork
- for The Kerry Kennedy Cuomo Project video documentary cover. One first place winner received a $250
- prize to be awarded on Wednesday February 28th at Z.B. Vance High School. The winner’s artwork was
- be featured on the cover of The Kerry Kennedy Cuomo Project video documentary.
- February 28, 2001
- Student Dialogue with Kerry Kennedy Cuomo: (1:00 PM, Vance High School) Over 600 students and
- teachers from 19 area schools attended.
- News Conference with Kerry Kennedy Cuomo: (2:15 PM, at Vance High School) Media representatives
- were invited to participate in a question and answer session with Ms. Kennedy Cuomo.
- Book Signing: (3:30 – 4:30 PM, Borders Books and Music, 3900 Colony Road) Kerry
- Kennedy Cuomo was available to sign her new book Speak Truth to Power, which profiles 51 human
- rights defenders.
Second Annual Echo Award Dinner: (6:30 PM. Piedmont Ballroom at Hilton Charlotte & Towers,
- 222 E. 3rd Street) Kerry Kennedy Cuomo delivered the keynote address and Charlottean Bishop
- George E. Battle, Jr. was awarded the Echo Award Against Indifference.
- The Kerry Kennedy Cuomo Project Documentary: Charlotte videographers collaborated to produce a documentary of the
- Student Dialogue and Kerry Kennedy Cuomo’s visit for distribution to high schools nationwide.
- Curriculum Materials Available: Educational packets focusing on global human rights issues were available to area middle school
- and high school teachers.