Start: 5:00 pm
This is an opportunity to meet one of the most remarkable women of our time. Mary Robinson was the first woman president of Ireland, and after that she was appointed the U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights. In EverybodyMatters: My Life Giving Voice ($26.00), she talks about her struggles on behalf of woman’s rights, the separation of church and state, and world peace. In recent years she has served as the honorary president of Oxfam and as one of the “Elders,” a group led by Nelson Mandela dedicated to bringing peace and justice.President Robinson will be introduced by Judith Kell, president of the United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco. Mary Robinson served as the seventh, and first female, president of Ireland from 1990-1997, and as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. Robinson has been honorary president of Oxfam International since 2002, and has chaired numerous bodies, including the GAVI Alliance, vaccinating children worldwide, and the Council of Women World Leaders (of which she was a cofounder).