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Voices of Community Plenary Speaker Timothy Patrick McCarthy : "Human Rights, Human Wrongs: The Long History of Slavery and Abolition”

When: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Where: East Room (Withey Hall)

Timothy McCarthy is an activist for social justice in America and abroad. His research focuses on human trafficking, LBGTQ rights, and social movements. He is Lecturer on History and Literature and on Public Policy at Harvard University, where he directs the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

McCarthy has published four books—The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition (New Press, 2003); Prophets of Protest: Reconsidering the History of American Abolitionism (New Press, 2006); Protest Nation: Words That Inspired a Century of American Radicalism (New Press, 2010); The Indispensable Zinn: The Essential Writings of the People’s Historian (New Press, 2012)—and his fifth book, Stonewall’s Children: A Modern Story of Liberation, Loss, and Love, will be published next spring by the New Press.

He is also lead editor for the forthcoming three-volume series, Resistance in Words: The Global Literature of Protest (Gale, 2014).

A frequent media commentator, McCarthy has appeared on NPR, BBC, Air America, Bloomberg Radio, Radio Free Europe, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now!, and Big Think, and has written for The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Boston Globe, History News Network, Gay and Lesbian Review, In These Times, and The Nation.




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