Human Rights Activist to Speak at UNC Asheville;
Robin Kirk to Discuss "Colombia and the War on Terror"
UNC Asheville’s Amnesty International student group will host a talk
on "Colombia and the War on Terror: Phantoms, Papayas and the Power
of Pleasure" by human rights activist and author Robin Kirk at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 28, in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union Cafe.
The event is free and open to the public.
Kirk works as an investigator on North Carolina capital punishment
cases for the Duke Human Rights Initiative. Previously, Kirk worked for 12
years investigating human rights violations in Colombia and Peru for Human
Rights Watch, the largest U.S.-based human rights group. Her most recent
book is "More Terrible Than Death: Massacres, Drugs and America’s
War in Colombia," which was published by Public Affairs in January
2003. She also is the author of the highly acclaimed "The Monkey’s
Paw: New Chronicles from Peru." Kirk served as co-editor for
"The Peru Reader: History, Culture and Politics."
The event is co-sponsored by WPVM radio and Malaprop’s
For more information, call Mark Gibney, UNC Asheville Belk
Distinguished Professor, at 250-2870 or e-mail email@example.com.
- Dr. Mark Gibney, UNC Asheville Belk Distinguished Professor,
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director,