About This Episode
Kerry Kennedy, President of RFK Human Rights and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, speaks to Michael about her father’s legacy and how his mission to shape a more just and peaceful world informs and inspires the organisation’s work more than 50 years after his death. In a fascinating interview that looks at global leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, the US prison system and much more, Kerry shares her insights from a life of activism and her vision for a kinder world.
Kerry Kennedy is President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. A human rights activist and lawyer, she authored New York Times best seller Being Catholic Now, as well as Speak Truth to Power and Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope. Kerry, the seventh of Ethel and Robert F. Kennedy’s eleven children, has devoted more than 40 years to the pursuit of equal justice, the promotion and protection of basic rights, and the preservation of the rule of law. She works on a range of issues, including child labour, women’s rights, disappearances, indigenous land rights, judicial independence, freedom of expression, ethnic violence, criminal justice reform, immigration, impunity, and environmental justice. She has led hundreds of human rights delegations in support of these causes.