"Human Rights?" Event Series Begins: The College at Brockport

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"Human Rights?" Event Series Begins

The "Human Rights?" event series seeks to highlight how people of foreign origins are actually our neighbors and coworkers, not our enemies.

The "Human Rights?" event series for 2018-19 kicks off this Thursday with the Opening Reception for the Survivors exhibit. Our goal is to raise awareness of global injustices and how they affect local identities and communities.

On October 23, there will be a film screening of "Salam Neighbor" with a discussion facilitated by Dr. Carl Davila. This is followed on November 7 by a second film screening of "Shadows of the Lynching Tree" with a discussion facilitated by Carvin Eison, also the film's director.

The Survivors exhibit was created by siblings Sandra and Alex, who faced genocide in Congo as children before arriving in Rochester as refugees. Their process of grieving and healing is memorialized in their photography. Join us this Thursday in the Library's Queen Room from 6 to 7 pm. Come experience the exhibit and meet the photographers' sister and exhibit co-curator. Music will be performed by Dr. Nancy Washer, and light refreshments will be served.

See the schedule of events for more details. The "Human Rights?" event series is sponsored by a Promoting Excellence in Diversity grant, the Department of Anthropology, and the Department of History.



For more information, contact the event series co-organizers, Dr. Pilapa Esara Carroll (Department of Anthropology) or Wendy Prince (Drake Memorial Library)

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