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  • Call for Nominations: 2014 Human Rights Awards

    tenzin.jpgEach 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)April 16th, 2014
  • The Enduring Spirit of Labor

    enduring spirit.pngA 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

    View the flyer.

    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

    (Continue Reading)April 14th, 2014
  • Beyond Iberian Colonialisms: Spanish Arabs and the Fate of the Western Sahara

    Aminatou Haidar Beyond Iberian Colonialisms.pngThe 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.

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER Aminatou Haidar
    Keynote Speaker Aminatou Haidar is a Sahrawi human rights activist, advocate for the independence of Western Sahara, and president of the Collective of Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders (CODESA). Known as "Sahrawi Gandhi" for her nonviolent protests, she was imprisoned from 1987 to 1991 and from 2005 to 2006 on charges related to her independence advocacy. In 2009, she attracted international attention when she staged a hunger strike after being denied re-entry into Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara. Haidar has won several international human rights awards for her work, including the 2008 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and the 2009 Civil Courage Prize. In 2012 she was nominated to the Nobel Peace Prize.

    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)March 26th, 2014

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