John Kamm Lecture
800 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Monday, March 27, 2013
The University Club of San Francisco extends an invitation to Harvard Club members to attend John Kamm's (Harvard, 75') lecture at the University Club, March 27, 6:30 pm, "Witness to History, 40 years in China". Mr. Kamm is a human rights activist and the only business person to have been awarded a MacArthur fellowship for his work in freeing over 200 Chinese dissidents. In an article about Kamm for The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Tina Rosenberg wrote: “No other person or organization in the world, including the State Department, has helped more Chinese prisoners.” Kamm was awarded the Department of Commerce Best Global Practices Award by President Clinton in 1997 and the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights by US President George W. Bush in 2001.
Based in San Francisco and with an office in Hong Kong, Mr. Kamm's foundation, Dui Hua, seeks clemency and better treatment for prisoners detained in China for the nonviolent expression of their rights to free speech and association. The organization maintains a database with information on more than 25,000 political and religious prisoners and advocates for systemic reform in the areas of criminal and juvenile justice, women in prison, and the death penalty.
Reservations please call the University Club at (415) 781-0900