October 28-29, 2019
Building on Augsburg University’s 30 year history hosting a global forum, and as part of the university’s sesquicentennial celebration, we are pleased to announce the launch of the new Human Rights Forum. The forum will bring students, thoughtful leaders, global changemakers, and local activists together to explore innovative ways to take action in our ongoing pursuit of human rights issues both globally and domestically.
The opening day will focus on global issues and perspectives and is developed in partnership with the Human Rights Foundation, a nonprofit that sponsors the Oslo Freedom Forum each year, both founded by Thor Halvorssen, a Venezuelan human rights activist. The Human Rights Foundation has an impressive roster of young and diverse human rights activists, and promotes and protects human rights globally within authoritarian regimes.
Our second day will feature speakers and sessions exploring domestic and national issues on racial justice, indigenous rights and environmental sustainability. This day of programming will include several named lectures developed with and sponsored by campus departments and centers, partner institutions, and sponsors. The event is open to the public. Speakers and schedule will be available in June 2019.