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Human Rights Movie & Pizza Night: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Kirkhof Center » RM 2263

Lib 100/201 Approved

Join us for Pizza and a movie followed by a short discussion regarding the movie and the perspective it might offer along with questions it raises regarding human rights. Bury My heart at Wounded Knee is a powerful drama which charts the displacement of Native American's though forced relocation.  It is a moving look at the transition from traditional way of living to life on reservations.  The film highlights highlights a young mixed-race Sioux doctor who is held up as proof of the success of assimilation;  Sitting Bull, the Sioux chief who refuses to submit, and Red Cloud whose decision to make peace with the American government disturbed members of his tribe.

 

 


Guest Speaker Jeff Smith: The Decline of Democracy and Human Rights: Africa in Context and How to Respond

Date:  Thursday, November 16;  11:30 AM
Location: Honors College/ Niemeyer Multipurpose Room

Guest Speaker: Human Rights activist, Jeff Smith

As Executive Director of Vanguard Africa, Jeff Smith has over a decade of experience in human rights advocacy, pro-democracy and research work on Africa, including at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, Freedom House, National Endowment for Democracy, Institute for Democratic Alternatives in South Africa, and UNESCO. Mr. Smith has planned and conducted human rights and civil society assessment missions to several African countries and has published extensively on US-Africa policy and human rights issues for major international publications. He frequently appears in media outlets as an expert commentator, including on CNN, NPR, MSNBC and the BBC.


Human Rights Movie & Pizza Night

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Kirkhof Center » RM 2263

The Promise: Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Lib 100/201 Approved