The plans for the Human Rights Forum in 2020 have changed. Even before the this pandemic arrived, Augsburg University had made the decision, based on budgetary concerns, not to hold the Human Rights Forum this October. This health crisis has only reinforced the wisdom of that decision, as we focus now on the transitions and plans for the post-COVID environment.
The huge economic, social, and humanitarian impacts of this outbreak speak to the need for building up our resilience and working together to address these and many other human rights challenges locally, nationally and globally. In the weeks and months ahead—as there is more clarity about the extent, duration, and ongoing adjustments to event planning—we will provide updates on the status of events for 2021.