Restore International Founder Bob Goff discusses fighting injustices in Uganda, India Sept. 18 at OU Law

September 6, 2011 | By Evie Klopp Holzer

NORMAN – Addressing injustices committed against children in Uganda and India is the topic of a talk scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in the Dick Bell Courtroom at the University College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road in Norman.

Restore International Founder and CEO Bob Goff will present “Giving Others a Voice: Pursuing Justice in Uganda and India.” Restore International is a non-profit organization established to address injustices committed against children. The Restore International team has worked with Uganda’s judiciary in bringing to trial more than 200 cases, including cases involving children who were languishing in jail without trial. In 2007, organization members founded Restore Academy, a school in the war-torn region of Gulu, Uganda, with a current enrollment of 220 students.

In India, Restore has investigated and intervened to relieve minor girls from a life of forced prostitution, leading to the identification and arrest of more than 50 perpetrators. Goff says his inspiration has been fueled by the friendships he has developed with others around the world who desire to pursue strategic ways to help people in need.

“Bob Goff’s work reminds us that we each have an opportunity to touch a life,” said OU College of Law Dean Joseph Harroz. “His story is one of inspiration, motivation and determination. It teaches us that without justice, there will be no real peace; without love and compassion, there will be no justice.”

Goff is admitted to practice in California and in Washington, where his firm, Goff & DeWalt, is located. Additionally, he serves as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States.  He is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, Calif., where he teaches Non-profit Law, as well Point Nazarene University in San Diego, where he teaches Business Law.

There is no cost or registration required to attend. For additional information and for accommodations based on disability, call (405) 325-4702.


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Media contact: Evie Klopp Holzer, (405) 831-0709

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