As part of her tour of 17 countries, Ms. Kennedy and the Speak Truth to Power campaign have teamed up with the University of Hong Kong, which will support her human-rights curriculum. The course will explore issues from trafficking to domestic violence. Ms. Kennedy will travel to Cambodia, her only other stop in Asia, on Tuesday to continue her campaign.
Ms. Kennedy’s foray into human-rights activism stems from her work as an intern with Amnesty International. In the summer of 1981, Ms. Kennedy, then a college sophomore, documented the abuses of U.S. immigration officials against refugees from El Salvador.
Today, Ms. Kennedy is fighting to bring similar injustices to light. For her book, she spent two and a half years traveling the globe to interview “the Martin Luther Kings of the world,” she says, including South African activist Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama and author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.