The Billion at the Bottom

Author(s): Haas, Dr. John
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Originally aired Wednesday, April 21, 2:00-3:30p.m on 3CTV
Tom Nazario teaches at the University of San Francisco School of Law and is an attorney whose interests lie in the fields of community legal education, children's rights, family law, civil rights litigation, education policy, economic justice and human rights, particularly as they relate to children world wide. Professor Nazario has authored four books on children's rights including the nationally acclaimed In Defense of Children. As a recognized expert on the legal rights and problems of children in America, he has appeared on CCN, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King and the Tom Snyder Show. Moreover, in 1999, Professor Nazario was asked to travel to Dharamsala, India and meet with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. While there, and as a member of a legal team charged with preparing a report for the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, he helped document human rights abuses levied by the Chinese government against Tibetan Children, 2,000 of whom escape China to India each year over the Himalayas. Professor Nazario has also traveled to Romania, South Africa, Tibet, Thailand, Uganda, Botswana, and Rwanda to report on the treatment and status of children as well as the myriad of problems associated with world poverty. He is presently working on a book project entitled, "Living on a Dollar a Day" and is the Founder and President of a new Foundation and poverty alleviation effort called "The Forgotten International." He will talk about his life's work, the state of children worldwide, and the lives behind the faces of the poor.