We would like to thank everyone who came out to our successful “Turkey: Democracy in Peril” Event. It was a multi-event discussion on the volatile political situation in Turkey. Mr. James C. Harrington gave us detailed information on the situation in Turkey. Mr Harrington’s speech began with a historical synopsis of the country.
After that Mr. Harrington gave us a different perspective.
Harrington closed on a somewhat positive note. He talked about what we can do to fix the situation. To improve things here and someday send support back to Turkey.
This dialogue event motivated people to think and encouraged volunteer-ism.
Jim Harrington, a human rights attorney with more than four decades of experience, is founder and director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, a nonprofit foundation that promotes civil rights and economic and racial justice throughout Texas for low-income people. He graduated from the School of Law at the University of Detroit in 1973, from where he also holds a Masters in philosophy. He taught for 27 years at the University of Texas School of Law and continues to teach undergraduate writing courses at the university in civil liberties and history-making trials. Harrington has handled landmark civil rights cases, written and published broadly, and served on human rights delegations in different areas of the world.