In January 2018, the Rumi Foundation welcomed Robert’s daughter, Kerry Kennedy to the UK to celebrate the launch of the UK pilot of RFK’s Speak Truth to Power programme. Kerry spoke passionately about her father’s legacy over dinner, and how his words and vision still inspire her today. Based on a book authored by Kerry, The Speak Truth to Power curriculum is now taught to millions of students around the world. The curriculum draws on real-life examples of human rights defenders, and urges young people to spot abuses and take action. Issues range from slavery and environmental activism to religious self-determination and political participation.
You can find out more about the Rumi Foundation’s partnership with RFK Human Rights here.