Sponsorship made possible in part by the Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of The Minneapolis Foundation.
Each spring, the Human Rights Program and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies celebrate the tremendous work of students in human rights with the Inna Meiman Award and the Sullivan Ballou Award. Faculty and staff: Please help us recognize the work of students in Human Rights by nominating committed undergraduates for the below awards. Students: We encourage you to self-nominate or nominate a peer who has truly impressed you. Please note that all applications and nominations are due by Monday, April 21, 2014.(Continue Reading)
A series of events surrounding an art exhibition on labor and justice
Presented by The Human Rights Program, The Institute for Global Studies and The Department of Art
Art Exhibition: April 22nd - May 3rd
REGIS CENTER FOR ART QUARTER GALLERY
Public Forum on the Intersection of Art and Activism: April 23rd, 6 - 7 PM
REGIS CENTER FOR ART INFLUX
Public Reception: April 23rd, 7 - 9 PM
REGIS CENTER FOR ART ATRIUM
Historical Art Exhibition: April 1 - July 18
T.R. ANDERSON GALLERY, WILSON LIBRARY, 4TH FLOOR
The Global Studies Department at the University of Minnesota and the Iberian Studies Initiative for collaborative research present a conference that will illuminate and draw together the histories of Iberian colonialisms with the present realities of African immigration and cultural production. International scholars, poets and speakers will explore why contemporary poets are rallying to the Saharan cause.
Friday, April 5, 2014
Nolte Center 125
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
A related film screening and an educator workshop are also to take place April 4th and 5th. For more information, please view the complete event schedule here.(Continue Reading)
Chicago-based human rights advocates have sent a letter to the United Nations' Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights asking the international body to monitor Chicago's school closings. Check out WBEZ's coverage of the latest human rights advocacy work from the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights.July 24th, 2013
Dr. Steven Miles vividly remembers the notorious 2004 photograph of U.S. soldiers grinning beside a pile of naked prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. Click here to continue reading about the U of M's Dr. Miles at the Star Tribune website.July 9th, 2013
Chad's ex-president Hissene Habré has been charged in Senegal with genocide, crimes against humanity and torture by a special court in Dakar, Senegal. Click here to continue reading on africareview.com.July 3rd, 2013
Beatrice Munyenyezi entered the United States in 1998 as a Rwandan refugee with three young daughters who told U.S. Customs officials she took no part in the 1994 Rwanda genocide and instead was a survivor whose relatives were among the 800,000 killed. Now federal prosecutors want to put her behind bars for 10 years after she was convicted in February of masking her role as "gatekeeper" at one of the notorious roadblocks where Tutsis were singled out for slaughter. Click here to continue reading at abcnews.com.July 2nd, 2013