Kerry Kennedy launched the project “Speak Truth to Power” in Romania, destined to involve ordinary people in the defence of human rights, as well as to educate them in this field, resulting in an audience that would be able to adopt adequate actions both locally and globally.
The project also included the launch of the book “Speak Truth to Power.” The volume consists of 50 interviews with 50 defenders of human rights worldwide, such as the politician and writer Vaclav Havel, the Dalai Lama, the writer Elie Wiesel, the judge Baltasar Garzon, Sister Helen Prejean and Marian Wright. “I interviewed these personalities that had the courtesy of sharing their wisdom and profoundness with me. I talked with Elie Wiesel, who was born in Romania and who confessed that his dream was that his children would have a different destiny than the one he had,” Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of the late American politician Robert F. Kennedy declared. “I am here in Romania, a country that had to endure the Communist regime (…) in order to outline that a past of this nature should encourage Romanians to get involved and to make a change, beside organizations working in highly different fields. We want to stop oppression and Anti-Semitism and to help people acknowledge their responsibility to their behaviour towards sexual and cultural minorities,”
Kerry Kennedy declared. Regarding the meaning of the title of her book, she showed that it was an impulse to people all over the world confronted with a difficult situation to signal their issues to their leaders and to dare to ask for a change.