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October 2019

Date October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Concentration Camps: Then and Now

Speaker(s): Andrea Pitzer, Jonathan Katz, and Roxana Bendezú, moderated by Brian Goldstone Please RSVP for this event at inthepress.eventbrite.com. This moderated discussion will examine the consequences and historical antecedents of immigrant detention in the United States. Featuring Andrea Pitzer (One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps), Roxana Bendezú (Migrant Roots Media), and Jonathan M. Katz (The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster), the event aims to shed light on the human toll of the…

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Date October 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Human Rights in Practice: The Right to Health in Latin America

Alicia Ely Yamin, JD MPH, leads the Global Health and Rights Project at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, a collaboration with the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Since 2016, Yamin has served on the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Accountability Panel for the UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health. Previously, she…

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Date October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fighting Racial Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System

Please join us for a community discussion about the struggle against racial discrimination within the criminal justice system and its impact on black and brown communities. The evening’s program will feature local criminal justice experts from the judicial system, academia, and the advocacy community, in addition to a very special one-on-one discussion with renown racial justice lawyer Flint Taylor, who will speak about his new memoir, The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago. During a special one-on-one interview,…

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November 2019

Date November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Pauli Murray Walking Tour: History of Racial Segregation in the West End Neighborhood

Pauli’s Durham is a 75-min walk into Durham’s history of racial segregation in the West End Neighborhood. Aya Shabu and friends share stories about the significance of Black Civil War soldiers, the Freedman Schools movement, unsung shero Pauli Murray – her multi-racial ancestry and heritage, and Pauli’s long history of relentless activism. This walk is a collaboration with the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice and Whistlestop Tours. All tours start @ 10 a.m. at the Pauli Murray…

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Date November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rights! Camera! Action! The Unafraid

The Unafraid (2018) is a feature-length documentary that follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. Shot in an observational style over a period of four years, this film takes an intimate look at the lives of Alejandro, Silvia and Aldo as they navigate activism, pursuing their right to education, and fighting for the rights…

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