Join us on July 2, 2018 as Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, discusses her new book, Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope, a collection of interviews with world leaders, activists, and celebrities about her father’s influence. A book signing will also be available. Author Larry Tye will be moderating the lecture. Larry Tye has been an award-winning journalist at The Boston Globe and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He now runs a Boston-based training program for medical journalists. He is the author of Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon, along with several other books. Tye lives in Massachusetts.
Tickets to attend a reception at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum at 5:30pm-6:30pm and for reserved seating at the lecture at The Cape Codder Resort & Spa (1225 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA) are $50.
Tickets for general seating at the lecture at The Cape Codder Resort & Spa are $25.
Doors for the lecture open at 6:00pm.
About The Book
Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, shares personal remembrances of her father and through interviews with politicians, media personalities, celebrities and leaders, explores the influence that he continues to have on the issues at the heart of America’s identity.
Robert F. Kennedy staunchly advocated for civil rights, education, justice, and peace; his message transcended race, class, and creed, resonating deeply within and across America. He was the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency and was expected to run against Republican Richard Nixon in the 1968 presidential election, to followfollowing in the footsteps of his late brother John F. Kennedy to become president. After winning the California presidential primary on June 5, 1968, Robert Kennedy was shot, and he died the following day. He was forty-two.
Fifty years after his assassinationlater, Robert Kennedy’s passions and concerns and the issues he championed are-for better and worse-still so relevant. IF WE FAIL TO DARERIPPLES OF HOPE explores Robert F. Kennedy’s influence on issues at the heart of America’s identity today, including moral courage, economic and social justice, the role of government, international relations, youth, violence, and support for minority groups, among other salient topics.