While each humanitarian visiting Charlotte speaks to the overall Echo themes of tolerance, justice and individual initiative, our speakers also highlight particular issues most relevant to their experience.  For more information on issues presented by Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, or to find opportunities to get involved, please visit the following:


Amnesty International

Nobel prize-winning organization that undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending human rights abuses.



Human Rights Watch

Conducts fact-finding missions on alleged human right’s abuses worldwide and publishes the results of these missions in reports to generate coverage of provoke action on these issues.



Physicians for Human Rights

Investigates and exposes human rights abuses worldwide.



Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights

Promotes social justice movement worldwide.



Speak Truth to Power

Non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of human rights awareness. Part of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial.



Womens International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF)

WILPF works to achieve through peaceful means world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all.