Upcoming Events

Human Rights Movie and Pizza Nights

Good Night, Good Luck

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Kirkhof Center » RM 2263

This Oscar nominated film, starring George Clooney, tells the story of news reporters’ efforts to stand up to Joseph McCarthy who, in the 1950’s, used his power as a US Senator to stoke fears of Communism and to threaten freedom of speech and of the press. It is a triumphant narrative that shows how a small group of people can resist state power and defend fundamental human rights.

LIB 100/201 Approved

Beasts of No Nation

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Kirkhof Center » RM 2263

According to international law, it is a crime to enlist children under the age of 15 to serve as soldiers in war and yet hundreds of thousands of children, as young as 8, are enlisted in violent conflicts every year. This film tells the fictional story of Agu, a young boy who is forced into military service during a civil war in Africa. It offers a harrowing look into the complexities and devastation that accompanies this horrific violation of human rights.

LIB 100/201 Approved

United in Anger

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Kirkhof Center » RM 2263

In the 1980s, when the US government failed to take action to address the AIDS crisis, those at the center of the epidemic took matters into their own hands. United in Anger is a documentary that chronicles the birth and work of ACT-Up (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) whose members took it upon themselves to make human rights a reality for a population demonized, neglected, and left to die. It is a story of the kind of grassroots activism and civil disobedience that save lives and protects human rights to dignity, health, and freedom from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

LIB 100/201 Approved

 



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