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Program

                         

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

 

Sunday, October 27

6:00 – 8:00 pm               Sponsor Reception (invited guests only)


DAY 1: Monday, October 28 — Human Rights in Authoritarian Regimes

 

8:15 am                         Registration open in the Foss Center lobby

9:10 – 11:00 am            Opening Plenary: Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel 

                                      Human Rights Foundation Speakers (tentative): 

                                      Ahmedur Chowdhury, Evgenia Chirikova, and  Jerry Sesanga

 

11:15 – 12:30 pm          Human Rights Foundation Speakers: Workshops, Interviews, or Class Visits

 

12:30 – 1:30 pm            Lunch and Networking

 

1:50 – 3:00 pm              Second Plenary: Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

                                      Human Rights Foundation Speakers (tentative order): 

                                      Audrey Mbugua,  Asma Khalifa, Leyla Hussein

 

3:15 – 4:30 pm              Human Rights Foundation Speakers: Workshops, Interviews, or Class Visits

                                      New Tactics in Human Rights workshop on advocacy in closed societies

 

5:00 – 7:00  pm             Peace Meal in the Hagfors Atrium. This is a ticketed event, registration available here.

 


Day 2: Tuesday, October 29 — Seeking Justice in a Changing World

 

8:15 am                        Registration open in the Foss Center lobby

9:40 – 10:30 am           Opening Plenary: Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

                                     Keynote address: Reverend Doctor Mitri Raheb on Human Rights in Palestine

 

10:40 – 11:50 am         Panel Discussions and Lectures (various locations)

                                     The Power of Story: Nadine Bloch, Maggie Lemere, Roger Reeves

                                     Workable World Trust Lecture: speaker TBD

                                     Interfaith Perspectives on Human Rights in Palestine: Discussion with Mitri Raheb

                                     Human Rights and Heathcare Disparities: Raziel Valino and Sherrie Wallington

 

12:00 – 1:45 pm         Workshops and Networking (lunch available in Commons and other local venues)

                                   Organizing against Islamophobia, Part I: Namira Islam of Muslim ARC

                                   Student Panel: Human Rights action-research projects on their campuses

                                   Peace Scholar Panel: Dialogue and activism in diverse societies

                                   Indigenous Women’s Rights work in Guatemala: Fernanda Sota Joya

 

1:50 – 3:30 pm          Action and Skills Workshops

                                  The Rhiza Collective: Workshop on Storytelling and Filmmaking for Social Change 

                                  Beautiful Trouble: Workshop on the arts as tools for protest

                                  Organizing against Islamophobia, Part II: Namira Islam of Muslim ARC

                                  Advocates for Human Rights: Career and Volunteer Opportunities in the Human Rights field

 

3:45 – 5:00 pm          Closing Plenary and Call to Action:

                                  Poet Roger Reeves, Danny Noonan of Our Children’s Trust