This month was supposed to include three UN appearances (two of them here and here), and trips to India, Geneva, and Turkey. Instead, I fell in a pothole on my way to give the speech in New York, sprained my ankle and messed up the opposite knee, ended up in the ER, and canceled the trip to India (crutches + open wound while tramping through refugee camps = not a wise trip). Now the orthopedist thinks I actually broke my ankle. But it can’t be that serious, since I’m walking around, sort of. He’s waiting for the results of an MRI.
You can read the written statement I sent in from the ER here (is Blackberry a curse or a blessing?).
If you’re in Geneva later this month, you should come and hear my panel at the Geneva Summit:
19 April 2009
Combating racism and repression toward a culture of human rights
Centre International de Conférences Genève, adjacent to the Palais des Nations UN compound
- UDHR Art. 18: Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
- UDHR Art. 19: Right to freedom of opinion and expression