Faces of Freedom: Visions of Hope for Child Laborers

Remembering Robin

March 19 - 19, 2014

National Education Association, Washington, DC

Remembering Robin Romano

The members of the Child Labor Coalition and others invite you to an evening to remember our friend and ally, award-winning human rights photographer and filmmaker, agitator and educator—U. Roberto Romano (“Robin”). Remarks will be delivered by some of his dearest collaborators, sharing memories about his life and his lens, the person and portfolio.

In the words of his friend Len Morris, “It’s not going to be sufficient to be sad and shocked at our terrible loss. Robin expects more of us, to fix what’s broken, and we need to get busy.” So this will not be a night to simply be sad; rather an opportunity to come together, to honor his legacy and to reenergize our fight on behalf of the world’s exploited children and workers.

Remembering Robin
Date: Wednesday, March 19
Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Venue: National Education Association
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Food and drink will be served courtesy of the National Education Association.

To view Robin Romano’s body of work:

For stirring reflections on Robin’s life and legacy:

 


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About the Photographer

U. Roberto Romano

U. Roberto Romano

Award-winning human rights educator, filmmaker and photographer U. Roberto Romano began his activism on the issue of child labor in 1995…

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