#IWD2019 - Barbara Hendricks
Event date: 25/02/2019
Barbara Hendricks (born November 20, 1948) is an American operatic soprano and concert singer. Hendricks has lived in Europe since 1977, and in Switzerland in Basel since 1985. She is a citizen of Sweden following her marriage to a Swedish citizen.
In 1987, she was appointed to be a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. Since 2000, Hendricks has been a member of the Council of the Foundation for the Refugee Education Trust (RET). The RET is dedicated to post-primary education of refugee youth all over the world. Barbara supports fundraising and is an advocate for refugees all around the world.
Barbara Hendricks is one of the eight women highlighted at the occasion of the International Women’s Day (IWD) which is held every year on 8 March.
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To mark the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, Antonio TAJANI, EP President, opens a “Citizens’ Parliament”, an event bringing together people from all over the EU to discuss the future of the EU in the plenary chamber, in the EP in Brussels. Statements by Antonio TAJANI, EP President, Barbara HENDRICKS, Singer and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and Robert MENASSE, Austrian writer, and performance by Barbara Hendricks singing "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" (extract).