Fmr. Peru PM speaks at SJ high school

November 17, 2008 5:09:30 PM PST
Dr. Beatriz Merino, a former prime minister of Peru and the first female prime minister of a Latin American country, is scheduled to speak about gender and racial discrimination today with high school students in San Jose.

Dr. Merino, who became Peru's prime minister in 2003 and the country's human rights ombudswoman in 2006, is a member of the International Museum of Women, an organization committed to promoting global women's issues through online exhibitions and cultural programs.

She is scheduled to speak as part of the IMOW's Global Council "Extraordinary Voices, Extraordinary Change Speaker Series" in San Francisco on Tuesday.

Also the author of two books and a former senior specialist at the World Bank, Dr. Merino is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. today at Notre Dame High School, 596 South Second St., San Jose.