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April 2014

Meet Human Rights Faculty

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chapel Quad,
401 Chapel Dr., Durham, 27708 United States
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Do you have questions about human rights courses or activism on Duke’s campus? Come meet the faculty and students who are involved with the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI and ask them your questions. Click here to view a full list of faculty and students affiliated with the Center. Free Locopops and copies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!  

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Rachel Andrews, “A New Wilderness at the Maze”

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Documentary Studies,
1317 W. Pettigrew Street, Durham, 27705
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The Center for Documentary Studies Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years. The winner of the inaugural 2013 prize competition, Irish writer Rachel Andrews, will give a public presentation with photographer Dara McGrath on documenting the demolition of Ireland’s Maze Prison complex, the subject of Andrews’ prizewinning essay, “A New Wilderness at the Maze.”The maximum-security facility near Belfast is where paramilitary prisoners were incarcerated during the “Troubles” (1971-2000) and where ten Republican hunger…

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What’s Human? Whose Right: Moses Mendelssohn and the Jewish Enlightenment

April 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Westbrook 0016 – Duke Divinity School,
407 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Zachary J. Braiterman, Associate Professor of Religion at Syracuse University, will be speaking on “What’s Human? Whose Right: Moses Mendelssohn and the Jewish Enlightenment” as part of the lecture series The Jewish Tradition and Human Rights. Presented by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by the DHRC@FHI. 

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Unlocking People Power: Human Rights and Movement-Building in the 21st Century

April 7 @ 12:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Duke Law School Room 3043

Jeremy Heimans (@jeremyheimans) is co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a home for building 21st century movements and ventures that use the power of participation to change the world. Since its launch in 2009, Purpose has launched several major new organizations including All Out, a 1.8 million-strong LGBT rights group, built the world’s first open-source global activism platform, and advised institutions like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACLU, and Google.  In 2005, he co-founded GetUp, an Australian political organization…

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Historical Memory and Human Rights: A Discussion with Michèle Montas and Duke Librarians in Celebration of Duke University’s Acquisition of the Radio Haiti Archives

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
011 Old Chem,
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Please join the Forum for Scholars & Publics for a discussion with Haitian journalist and human rights activist Michèle Montas along with Patrick Stawski, Human Rights Archivist and Craig Breaden, Audiovisual Archivist at the Duke University Library. As a journalist in Haiti in the 1980s and 1990s, Montas and her husband Jean Dominique were critical voices documenting the movement that led to the overthrow of Jean-Claude Duvalier in 1986 and the struggles for democracy that followed. Their work was documented…

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March 2014

Film Screening: We Women Warriors

March 31 @ 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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The Student Advisory Board of the DHRC@FHI will be hosting a screening of We Women Warriors in honor of Women’s History Month this March. We Women Warriors tells the story of  three brave women from distinct tribes in Colombia’s war-torn indigenous villages who use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples’ survival. It bears witness to neglected human rights catastrophes and interweaves character-driven stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage, and faith in the endurance of indigenous culture. Find out more and…

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Jenny Chan: China Labor Activist and Senior Advisor to Students Against Corporate Misbehavior

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Borderwork(s) Lab – Smith Warehouse, Bay 5,
114 South Buchanan Road, Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Jenny Chan is a doctoral student at the University of London, where she received the Reid Research Scholarship. Previously, she served as Chief Coordinator for the Hong Kong-based group Students  and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM). Founded in 2005, SACOM provides advocacy for workers’ rights and brings concerned students, scholars, labor activists, and consumers together to monitor corporate behavior and to advocate for workers’ rights. She is currently working on a book with Pun Ngai and Mark Selden on Apple, Foxconn, and the new generation…

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Film Screening & Discussion of “Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta”

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bryan Center – Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity,
125 Science Drive - 100 Bryan Center, Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Al Nisa: Muslim Women in Atlanta’s Gay Mecca is the story of how filmmaker Red Summer brought five women together who sought to establish a community, where there was none, for Black Muslim Lesbians in Atlanta. Atlanta is considered the Black Gay Mecca of the United States. This is a contradiction of terms for most. However, within the Gay community of Atlanta, there is an even smaller community of women who identify as both Lesbian and Muslim.   Sponsored by…

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R!C!A! Film Screening: The Devil Came on Horseback

March 20 @ 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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The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)  This film exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness who has since returned to the US to take action to stop it. A panel will follow the film. Popcorn and drinks provided. Parking available in the Smith Warehouse visitor’s lot.     This film screening is a part of the 2013-2014 Rights!Camera!Action! film series sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute,…

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February 2014

Film Screening of “Shadow in Baghdad”

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Freeman Center,
1415 Faber St., Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Shadow in Baghdad is a documentary film that traces the story of the Jewish community and its disappearance from Baghdad. A young journalist from Baghdad sets out to write about Linda Abdul Aziz, who escaped Iraq to Israel in the early 70′s and about her father, who decided to stay in Iraq, only later to disappear and his fate remain unknown. Slowly they uncover the tragic end of Linda’s father, as well as that of the whole Jewish community that thrived in Iraq…

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