Robert F. Kennedy boldly faced tough problems and challenged the comfortable and complacent. To keep his vision alive, his family and friends founded a living memorial in 1968.

Today the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial is dedicated to advancing the human rights movement through providing innovative support to courageous human rights defenders around the world. Through long-term partnerships and cutting edge methods, we assist advocates who have won the RFK Human Rights Award to boldly confront injustice in support of human freedom. We support investigative journalists and authors who bring light to injustice and encourage the human rights movement through the RFK Book and Journalism Awards. Our Speak Truth to Power program educates the public on the value of the human rights and the courage of its defenders.

Current News:
     Press Release: Threats Force 1998 RFK Human Rights Winner to Flee from Colombia to U.S.
     RFK Center on National Public Radio: Katrina's Anniversary and Home Seizures in New Orleans in Windows Mediaplayer
     Counterpunch Article: Human Rights and the Realities of Returning to New Orleans
     RFK Laureate Stephen Bradberry on the Tom Joyner Morning Show
     TomPaine.com Column by RFK Center and Stephen Bradberry: Katrina's Bulldozer Politics
     AP Article: RFK Center Sues for Info on Haiti Loans
     RFK Center files suit against Treasury Dept. over role in refusing loans to Haiti
     Dayton Daily News Column: RFK Center Activist and brother of slain nun seek justice
     Colombian Artisan Jewelry: Support Human Rights and Receive Handmade Jewelry
     O Globo Article: RFK Center comments on release of conspirator in Dorothy Stang murder case
     Miami Herald Op-Ed: Justice must be done in Brazil to honor Dorothy Stang
     O Globo Op-Ed: An Appeal for Justice by RFK Center and Sister Stang's siblings
     Action Alert: Tell McDonald's and Chipotle to Support Fair Wages for Farm Workers
     Huffington Post Op-Ed: From the RFK Memorial Poverty Tour: Fields Ripe with Injustice
     AP Article: RFK Center comments on trial of third man in killing of US nun in Brazil
     Press Coverage of RFK Memorial Poverty Tour's First Stop: Immokalee, FL
     Press Release: 2006 Book Awardees Announced
     Press Release: 2006 Journalism Awardees Announced
     Letter to US State Dept: RFK Center writes on West Papua leak
     Press Release: RFK Memorial becomes founding member of Alliance for Fair Food
     Speak Truth to Power- Join the Global Fight for Human Rights
     Signup for Email Updates: Join the RFK Network

Photo Credits:
Logo Photograph by Stanley Tretick
"Life & Vision" Photograph by Bill Eppridge