Michael O. Garvey | April 7, 2015
Chinese civil rights activist and former political prisoner Chen Guangcheng will give the University of Notre Dame’s 2015 Human Dignity Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 in the McKenna Hall Auditorium.
Chen’s lecture, “Interpreting Reform: Human Dignity and Human Rights in Contemporary China,” is sponsored by Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life (ICL) as part of its Human Dignity Lecture series.
Chen, a lawyer who has been blind since childhood, escaped from nearly two years of house arrest in 2012 and, aided by fellow Chinese activists, fled to the United States embassy in Beijing. His long detention had riveted the attention of global media whose coverage aided in his eventual escape.