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October 2014

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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A History of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
011 Old Chem.

The Forum for Scholars and Publics will host a lunch with Laurence Binet, the Director of Studies of Fondation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for MSF International and the internal historian for Doctors Without Borders/MSF. After having studied history at University of Caen (France) and international relations at Paris Institute of Political Sciences (France), she worked as a free-lance journalist for the French media for 20 years, while doing casual assignments for Doctors Without Borders/MSF. Since 1999, as Director of Studies, she has been in…

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Joe Ingle and Jeremy Collins , “Race, Incarceration and the Death Penalty”

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Westbrook 0016 – Duke Divinity School,
407 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708 United States
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This panel brings together two leading national (and in fact international) figures in the fight against the death penalty, and against the racialization of criminal justice in the USA. They will tell their stories, and then the room will be opened up for a public discussion  moderated by Luke Powery, Dean of Duke Chapel. Free pizza and a beverage will be provided to all students from 5:30pm. Rev. Joe Ingle, a UMC minister from Tennessee, is a leading figure in the fight against the death…

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America’s Dirty Secret: Living Amongst Raw Sewage

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

LOCATION: Field Auditorium in Environment Hall, which is located at 9 Circuit Drive. Parking is available in the Bryan Center lot. 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…

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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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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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‘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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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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September 2014

Robert Walker, “Do We Accept the Right to be Extremely Poor? Results from an Empirical Enquiry”

September 30 @ 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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Robert Walker is currently a professor of Social Policy at the University of Oxford in England and an adviser to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty. His work examines the way in which the pain of poverty extends beyond material hardship. Rather than being shameless, as is often claimed by the media, people experiencing poverty almost invariably feel ashamed at being unable to fulfill both their personal aspirations or societal expectations due to their lack of income and other resources. Walker calls this a key…

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Liberation Theology in the South: The Legacy of Theologian and Activist Frederick Herzog

September 29 @ 12:20 am - 1:20 pm
Westbrook 0014 – Duke Divinity School

Theologian Joerg Rieger discusses the contemporary relevance of Frederick Herzog’s pioneering work. Herzog was Duke Divinity School faculty member from 1960 to 1995, civil rights activist, and a pioneer of Liberation Theology and Black Church Studies. Light refreshments will be served, and parking is available in the Bryan Center Parking Deck. Sponsors: Duke Divinity School, The Human Rights Archive at the Rubenstein Library and the DHRC@FHI.

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