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October 2014

Faces of Time (Los Rostros del Tiempo): The Untold Story of Braceros

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Franklin 240 – JHFC,
John Hope Franklin Center , Durham, NC 27708 United States
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A Wednesdays@ the Center talk, this round table discussion will feature a panel with participants Luis Herrera Robles, Professor Universidad Autonoma of Juarez, Mexico; Don Modesto Zurita, former Bracero; and Charles D. Thompson, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University. The event is free and open to the public and will be catered by Cosmic Cantina. Please contact Miguel Rojas Sotelo at miguel.rojassotelo@duke.edu for more information. The event will be hosted in conjunction with the Faces of Time (Rostros del Tiempo) exhibit. At the invitation of Professor Luis…

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‘Los Rostros del Tiempo’ and ‘Vida Propia’

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, GEC. UNC-Chapel Hill

The event will commence with a screening of ‘Los Rostros del Tiempo’ which portrays the faces of ex-Braceros (or sometimes their widows who stand for them) who worked in U.S. fields, harvesting crops and providing food for American consumers between the years 1942-1964. They gather every Sunday in Ciudad Juárez to protest because they still have not received the retirement benefits they earned half a century ago. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with director Charles D.…

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DNA Human Rights and Human Trafficking Workshop

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us for the third and final workshop to explore the role of DNA in human trafficking victim identification, and to discuss the ethical, privacy, political and social implications of DNA collection. Free lunch provided. For more information please contact sara.katsanis@duke.edu or view the flyer here.                        

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Susannah Heschel, “The Jewish Tradition and Human Rights”

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Westbrook 0016 – Duke Divinity School,
407 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College.  Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scholarship, and the history of anti-Semitism. Her numerous publications include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus (University of Chicago Press), which won a National Jewish Book Award and Germany’s Geiger Prize, and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany (Princeton University Press). She is the author…

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America’s Dirty Secret: Living Amongst Raw Sewage

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Field Auditorium, Environment Hall

A child’s ball is in the trench which is clearly full of raw sewage coming from a mobile home. A dog house sits nearby and a vegetable garden is within fifty feet of the effluent that is being discharged from a toilet. The neat little home is inhabited by a senior citizen, her daughter and grandchildren. Just outside her bedroom one can not only see the effluent from her home, but the toilet paper as well. Near the home sits…

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R!C!A! Film Screening: Waste Land

October 30 @ 6:30 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage…

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November 2014

Gene Nichol, “Poverty, North Carolina and the American Flight From Equality”

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Gene Nichol is Boyd Tinsley distinguished professor of law and Director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina. From 2005-2008, he was president of the College of William and Mary. Nichol was Burton Craige professor and dean of the law school at UNC (1999-2005); law dean at the University of Colorado (1988-1995); and Cutler professor and director of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Institute (1985-1988). A widely published author, he is also…

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Human Rights, Truth Telling and Justice Symposium

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The symposium will focus on truth telling and justice in the context of human rights, and will include speakers Eduardo Gonzalez-Cueva, Pamela Merchant, Andrea Peto and Kimberly Theidon. Free lunch provided. Please RSVP to emily.stewart@duke.edu by Thursday November 13th. Eduardo González is Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice’s (ICTJ) Truth and Memory Program, which provides advice to countries on truth commissions, declassification of archives, memorialization activities, museums, and other instruments.  He has provided technical and strategic support to truth-seeking initiatives…

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January 2015

Prospects for Accountability in Latin America

January 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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This will include speakers Kate Doyle, Jo Marie Burt and Diane Nelson. Free lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to emily.stewart@duke.edu by Wednesday, January 21st at 12 p.m. Kate Doyle is a Senior Analyst of U.S. policy in Latin America at the National Security Archive. She directs several major research projects, including the Guatemala Project, which collects declassified U.S. and Guatemalan government documents on the countries’ shared history from 1954, and the Evidence Project, connecting the right to truth and access…

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R!C!A! Film Screening: Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

January 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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In a stunning milestone for justice in Central America, a Guatemalan court recently charged former dictator Efraín Rios Montt with genocide for his brutal war against the country’s Mayan people in the 1980s — and Pamela Yates’ 1983 documentary, When the Mountains Tremble, provided key evidence for bringing the indictment. Granito: How to Nail a Dictator tells the extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that…

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