Human Rights: Right Here SummitHuman Rights: Right Here Summithttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/165391DC Bryn Mawr Room2011-02-25T12:30:002011-02-25T14:00:00
February 25, 12:30PM–2:00PM
DC Bryn Mawr Room
Lunch and panel discussion
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.
12:30pm Panel Discussion: Placing Philadelphia in the national and global human rights dialogue.
Renny Cushing, Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights
Dr. Sarah Paoletti, UPenn Law School
Eric Tars '98, National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty
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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Janice Lion (jlion@hc) or x1308