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September 2014

Worship Service with Reverend Alan Storey of South Africa

September 17 @ 11:25 am - 12:15 pm
Goodson Chapel,
Duke Divinity School
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The Duke Divinity School will hold a Service of the Word with the Rev. Alan Storey, minister of the Central Methodist Mission (CMM) in Cape Town.  Before moving to CMM, Alan was serving at Calvary Methodist Church, Midrand, situated halfway between Pretoria and Johannesburg for 11 years.Alan specializes in facilitating Diversity Engagement Encounters, both within the Church and within other business and education institutions – healing the divisions that still divide us.  Alan has served the Transnet Foundation as a…

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R!C!A! Film Screening: Auk Nr. 8 (Pit No. 8)

September 17 @ 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 the heart of a once thriving Ukrainian coal-mining region everybody digs – retirees, unemployed miners and even the children. Years ago, the town’s desperate residents decided to start mining illegally; they excavate everywhere: in abandoned mines, under the basements of demolished buildings, in the neighborhood woods and leisure parks, as well as in their own vegetable gardens. The story focuses on the Sikanov family, which has three children. 15-year-old Yura, the grandson of a powerful Soviet plant director, is the…

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Juan Méndez, “The Argentine Experience and the Emergence of a Universal Right to Truth”

September 19 @ 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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Human rights lawyer, activist, and scholar Juan E. Méndez will reflect on the 30th anniversary of Argentina’s  Nunca Más report and its impact on the origins and development of transitional justice. Submitted to the Argentine people on September 20th, 1984 , Nunca Más was the first time a government authorized an independent entity to investigate those formerly – and often currently – responsible for its decisions and actions. Juan E. Méndez is a Visiting Professor of Law at the American…

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Kathryn Libal, “Bringing Economic and Social Rights ‘Home’: A View from an Interdisciplinary Human Rights Classroom”

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Kathryn Libal is Associate Professor of Social Work and Associate Director of the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut. She earned her doctorate in anthropology at the University of Washington. She specializes in human rights, social welfare and the state and has published on women’s and children’s rights movements in Turkey and on international non-governmental organizations’ advocacy on behalf of Iraqi refugees. Her current scholarship focuses on the localization of human rights norms and practices in the United States,…

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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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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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October 2014

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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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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