Pozen Family Center for Human Rights: Kirschner Memorial Lecture ft. Albert Woodfox

Lecture Series

Thursday, November 7, 2019

6:00PM - 8:30PM

Assembly Hall

Join International House Global Voices Program and the University of Chicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights for the Fall 2019 Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture featuring Albert Woodfox. Woodfox will be discussing his advocacy work and a new memoir, "Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope," which was recently named a finalist for the National Book Award.

Albert Woodfox is a former political prisoner and human rights advocate who served 43 years in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit. His sentence served in a 6-by-9-foot cell at Louisiana’s Angola Prison, is the longest solitary confinement ever endured in the United States. After decades of activism and many legal appeals, Woodfox was released from prison in February 2016. He speaks to audiences worldwide about the inhumanity of solitary confinement. 

This annual lecture honors the life and work of Robert H. Kirschner, MD, noted forensic pathologist and a founder of the University of Chicago Human Rights Program. 

This event is free and open to the public with registration encouraged here. Following the lecture, there will be a reception and book signing.

This program is presented by International House Global Voices Performing Arts & Lecture Series and the University of Chicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.