37th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award
Honoring 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Laureate: Alessandra Korap Munduruku
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A Virtual Celebration and Panel Discussion Honoring 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Laureate: Alessandra Korap Munduruku


This virtual event will honor the 2020 RFK Human Rights Award Laureate, indigenous human rights defender and Munduruku leader Alessandra Korap Munduruku, for her work defending the culture, livelihoods, and rights of the Munduruku indigenous people in Brazil. A formal presentation of the award will be followed by a panel discussion on the challenges the Munduruku people, and the indigenous population in Brazil at large, are up against: including exploitation, degradation and invasion of their lands and territories, ensuring their right to be properly consulted regarding projects that affect their rights, and the threats to indigenous leaders and activists for their work, all amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that represents a particularly serious risk to them. 

The award will be presented by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights president Kerry Kennedy and the Hon. John Kerry, 68th United States Secretary of State. 

​Speakers and Panelists

Keynote Speaker

  • Hon. John Kerry, Former United States Secretary of State

Opening remarks

  • Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights 

Moderator 

  • Andrew Revkin, Director, Initiative on Communication & Sustainability, The Earth Institute at Columbia University 

Panelists: 

  • Juarez Saw Munduruku, Chief of the Sawré Muybu village
  • Maria Leusa Cosme Kaba, Munduruku women's leader
  • Antonia Urrejola, Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Commissioner, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
  • Francisco Cali-Tzay, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Christian Poirier, Program Director at Amazon Watch 
  • Sebastião Salgado, Award-winning French-Brazilian documentary photographer