Wednesday, December 7, 2016

International Human Rights Week, Dec 5-10

December 5-10, 2016
This series of events for International Human Rights Week will be centered around refugee human rights, transitional justice, and the role of media in activism. 
  • Thursday December 8, 2016 6:30pm
    Refugee Welcome Event
    President's Room, Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 
    Listen on talks given by experts in the field of human rights and write letters to your senators and representatives. Food will be provided!. More info...
    Hosted by the Human Rights Program Student Advisory Board
  • Friday December 9, 2016 1:30pm
    MasterclassHuman Rights Filmmaking with Paco de Onis and Pamela Yates
    25 Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis, two documentary filmmakers specializing in human rights initiatives such as criminal prosecutions for international crimes committed in Guatemala, will be hosting a teach-in to to explore how human rights achievements require inputs from several sectors, with a special emphasis on the role of media. More info...
    Co-hosted by the Human Rights Center, the Human Rights Program, and Moving Image Studies
  • Saturday December 10, 2016 4:30pm
    Screening of Granito, followed by Q&A with filmmakers
    St Anthony Main Theater, 115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
    Filmmakers Paco de Onis and Pamela Yates present Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, a story of destinies joined by Guatemala's past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation's turbulent history. More info... 
    Co-hosted by the Human Rights Center, Human Rights Program, UMN Film Studies, MSP Film Society and The Advocates for Human Rights
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