Jessica Stern on International LGBT Human Rights
Jessica Stern is an advocate, researcher, and trainer working for the promotion of human rights internationally. As the first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights researcher at Human Rights Watch, she conducted fact-finding investigations and advocacy around sexual orientation and gender identity in countries including Iran, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. As a Ralph Bunche Fellow at Amnesty International, she spearheaded anti-racism initiatives and documented police brutality. She was a founding collective member of Bluestockings, which was New York’s only women’s bookstore. She has campaigned extensively for women’s rights, LGBT rights, and economic justice with the Center for Constitutional Rights, Control Ciudadano, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, and the Urban Justice Center. She holds a masters degree in human rights from the London School of Economics. She is a member of the board of directors of Queers for Economic Justice and an advisor to the New York Women’s Foundation. She is currently the acting executive director at the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
Location: Frist Campus Center, Room 302
Date/Time: 11/13/12 at 4:30 pm - 11/13/12 at 6:00 pm
Sponsored by the Anthropology Department, Fields Center, Gender Policy Network, LGBT Center, Davis International Center, Princeton Equality Project, and Program in Gender and Sexuality