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Traveling to New York for ICCR

October 25, 2019
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

This coming week, I am traveling to New York to attend the fall conference of the Interfatih Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR). As a tidbit of what might be found at the conference here are the details of an event that I will attend on Tuesday evening:

Corporate social license is contingent on community input and consent. How can corporations stand with Human Rights Defenders, ensure their security, and safeguard civic freedoms, including the right to free speech and to protest?

Simon Ostrovsky, our moderator, is a Soviet-born Russian American documentary filmmaker and journalist, known for his coverage of the 2014 crisis in Ukraine. Ostrovsky has won an Emmy Award in 2013 for his work with VICE and his series Russian Roulette was nominated for two Emmys. Ostrovsky is also a recipient of the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award. 

Panel presenters include Bennett Freeman from the Institute for Human Rights, Carla Fredericks from First Peoples Worldwide, Nicole Karlebach from Oath: A Verizon Company, and Inès Osman from MENA Rights Group. 

I look forward to sharing what I learn with you!