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Head of Amnesty International USA to Speak at Bowdoin College

Story posted April 15, 1999

April 9, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- William Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International USA will talk give a talk titled "Torture, Terror and Tyranny: Global Human Rights Update" from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 11 in Kresge Auditorium in the Visual Arts Center at Bowdoin College.

Schulz will discuss violence around the world and how local communities can work against it. The event is part of Communiversity '99. This interfaith series of events is in its fourth year. Sponsored by United Church of Christ, Bath; Beth Israel Synagogue, Bath; First Congregational Church, Wiscasset; and Bowdoin, the series brings together people from different spiritual backgrounds to discuss matters of theology, justice and nonviolence.

Since 1994 Schulz has led Amnesty International USA, which works to stop human rights abuses in the United States and around the world. Schulz is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and a member of the council on Foreign Relations. He has served on the Council of the International Association for Religious Freedom and the boards of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, People for the American Way and the Ford Hall Forum.

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