The Westport Public Library will host a free talk by a human rights campaigner at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the library's McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.

John Kamm, who designed and implemented an approach to freeing prisoners of conscience in China, will discuss his work with the San Francisco-based Dui Hua Foundation. Kamm is a former businessman in China and founder and chairman of the foundation dedicated to improving universal human rights through informed dialogue between the U.S. and China. He has made more than 100 trips to Beijing to engage the Chinese government in a non-governmental dialogue on human rights, focusing on the treatment of prisoners and conditions in prisons.

Kamm was awarded the Department of Commerce's Best Global Practices Award by President Bill Clinton in 1997, and the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights by President George W. Bush in 2001.

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