Aung San Suu Kyi, U2, Judd Apatow, Sting, Nelson Mandela, Chris Hani, Dick Gregory, John Lewis, Muhammad Ali, Fannie Lou Hamer, Phyllis Naidoo, and James Groppi are just some of the names Jack Healey weaves together in his memoir being released on September 16 by Snail Press.
The 77-year-old Healey has confronted the human rights abuses of governments for over 50 years, and is still actively campaigning through Human Rights Action Center, (HRAC) a nonprofit he founded in 1994.
In addition to raising millions of dollars to stop world hunger, Healey helped move the topic of human rights from closed-door diplomatic negotiations to widespread awareness, public debate, and direct citizen action. As Executive Director of Amnesty International USA for 12 years, he produced with Bill Graham some of the largest musical events in our time, all over the world; from Turkey to Chile to Zimbabwe, using over 130 musicians to spread the message of human rights.
John G. (Jack) Healey has received many accolades across industries:
• Named “Mr. Human Rights” by U.S. News and World Report
• ABC World News Person of the Week
• 6 entertainment industry awards
• 7 honorary degrees from Universities in the US
Having worked for the Catholic Church, Freedom From Hunger, Peace Corps, and Amnesty International, Healey says, “I wrote this book for people everywhere, from all walks of life, so they can see they don’t need money or power to live a fulfilling life and make a difference in the world.”
Create Your Future is being published by Snail Press. Cover artwork is by Shepard Fairey. All proceeds from the book benefit HRAC.
The Human Rights Action Center is a voice for the voiceless and an advocate for human rights for all of the world. Founded in 1994 as a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501c3, organization, HRAC partners with leaders in the creative arts world to focus awareness on areas of critical importance in the struggle for human rights and lend a hand to some of the less-publicized cases of human rights abuse and neglect.