Georgia Southern University is hosting a Human Rights Conference this weekend with Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States, Dr. Tebelelo Seretse as the keynote speaker. Saturday, April 19 at the Williams Center Multipurpose Room the festival will begin with a panel discussion and opening sessions on the rights of women and minorities. Lunch will be provided at no cost and the ambassador will speak from noon-1:30 during lunch. Following the keynote address, the festival will move into various panel discussions at the Russell Union throughout the day revolving around topics such as children, minority, women and gay and lesbian rights. Seretse is the first woman Botswana has appointed as its Ambassador to the United States. Since her appointment, she has organized three missions to Botswana and participated in numerous debates, including one with the 2010 Black Congressional Caucus. While the events are free and open to the public, participants are asked to RSVP by emailing
. Registration begins at 8am.
The Human Rights Conference is presented by the Center for Africana Studies at Georgia Southern University, in collaboration with the Department of Political Science, the Department of Communication Arts, Women and Gender Studies and the student organizations, Invisible Children and the Africana Grassroots Organization.