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2019 Forum

Welcome to the Human Rights Forum!

The 2019 Human Rights Forum will take place at Augsburg University on October 28 and 29. The opening day will focus on global issues and perspectives, and is developed in partnership with the Human Rights Foundation, a nonprofit that produces 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 racial justice, indigenous rights and environmental sustainability, with this programming developed in partnership with campus departments and centers, partner institutions, and sponsors.

The Human Rights Forum is open to the entire Augsburg community, partner schools, and the general public. The event will feature approximately 20 speakers, including six from the Human Rights Foundation (Day 1), and include larger plenaries, workshops, and breakout sessions. We are currently in the process of confirming speakers and will be announcing the initial program in the coming weeks.

We look forward to seeing you back at Augsburg this coming October as we begin this next iteration of bringing world-class global programming to the Upper Midwest, and as we continue to build our partnerships and networks working in support of human rights.