Human Rights: Right Here SummitHuman Rights: Right Here Summithttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/165381Stokes CPGC Cafe2011-02-25T10:00:002011-02-25T12:00:00
February 25, 10:00AM
Stokes CPGC Cafe
Panel 1: Human rights and grassroots organizing in Philadelphia
What are human rights? Here in the U.S., we may think of civil rights, torture, and equal access to political processes—all of which are valid. But U.S. policy dating back to the Cold War has led us to pigeonhole our idea of human rights. Many of us have forgotten that calling on economic rights—those concerned with the basic needs of everyday people—can be a powerful step in our work to end poverty and create a more just world.
Have you ever considered access to healthy food as a human right? What about the freedom to migrate at will? The fact that many people and countries consider employment and adequate housing to be basic, inalienable rights?
Thursday-Friday, February 24-25, 2011, come learn about the human rights framework and why it’s useful for the issues YOU care about: Sustainability. Poverty. Education. Immigration. The list goes on.
10am - Welcome, coffee and bagels
10:30am - Panel Discussion: Human rights and grassroots organizing in Philly.
Emily Edwards, Witnesses to Hunger
Galen Tyler, Kensington Welfare Rights Union
Jesce Walz, Grassroots activist in Kensington
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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