Human Rights: Right Here SummitHuman Rights: Right Here Summithttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/164871Chase Auditorium2011-02-24T16:00:002011-02-24T18:00:00
February 24,2011 4:00PM–6:00PM
Opening presentation: “Human Rights Crash Course” with Dr. Mariana Chilton
4:00pm: Tea and Conversation
4:30-6:00pm: Dr. Mariana Chilton presents, "Human Rights Crash Course", giving the history of the United States' relationship with economic human rights and highlighting their importance.
Dr. Mariana Chilton, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor at the Drexel University School of Public Health. Dr. Chilton is the Principal Investigator for The Philadelphia GROW Project – a nutrition and growth initiative for children and their families - and Co-Principal investigator of Children's HealthWatch. She most recently launched Witnesses to Hunger to increase women’s participation in the national dialogue on hunger and poverty. Dr. Chilton investigates the health impacts of hunger and food insecurity among young children aged zero to three. Her work spans across a variety of issues that affect low-income families to address nutritional wellbeing, public assistance participation, housing instability, and employment. She has testified before the US House of Representatives and the US Senate Agriculture committees to inform policy decisions regarding child nutrition. Dr. Chilton teaches and lectures widely on the connections between health and human rights.
Presented by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship Haverford House program.
Haverford is sponsoring programs that focus on Human Right and Disibilities in the Arts on February 24 and 25th. The schedules have been coordinated so that those interested in these related topics may attend both.
"in/visible: Disability in the Arts" is sponsored by the John B. Hurford '60 Humanities Center, Mellon Creative Arts Residencies Planning Grant and the Greater Women's Studies Consortium. For information, http://www.haverford.edu/invisible/index.php.
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