Author: Glenn Mitoma

4.11.17 Human Rights Film Series: Night School

Join us for a screening of Night School (2016, Director Andrew Cohn) TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 4:00 – 6:00pm Konover Auditorium Dodd Center University of Connecticut Featuring a post-show discussion with Andrew Cohn Emmy Award-Winning Director of Night School Free Admission NIGHT SCHOOL is a feature vérité documentary investigating adult education and the dropout epidemic […]

3.21.17 Human Rights Film Series: We Still Live Here

Join us for a screening of WE STILL LIVE HERE (2010, Director Anne Makepeace) TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 4:00 – 6:00pm Konover Auditorium Dodd Center University of Connecticut Featuring a post-show discussion with JESSIE LITTLE DOE BAIRD Project Founder, Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project Free Admission We Still Live Here – Âs Nutayuneân tells the amazing […]

3.20.17 Beyond the Field: Jessica Luther on College Football and the Politics of Rape

Monday, March 20, 2017 4:00 – 6:00pm Konover Auditorium Jessica Luther is a freelance writer and journalist who primarily focuses on sports violence off the field as well as college football and sexual assault. Her book, Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape, covers the vast number of sexual assault cases directly related […]

2.27.17 Moral Injury after War: Remembrance, Recovery, and Reconciliation

Monday, February 27, 2017 5:00 – 6:30pm Konover Auditorium Presentations by Joe Brett & David Wood* Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood and decorated veteran Joseph Brett expose a little-known yet universal truth about brave warriors. Exemplary acts of courage often turn into self-doubt and confusion after war, resulting in “moral injury.” *Book signing by David […]

2.21.17 Human Rights Film Series: Chile’s Student Uprising

Join us for a screening of CHILE’S STUDENT UPRISING (2014, Director Roberto Navarrete) TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017 4:00 – 5:30pm Konover Auditorium Dodd Center University of Connecticut Featuring a post-show discussion with Prof. Eliana Rojas Free Admission Chile’s Student Uprising tells the story of the student protests taking place in Chile today demanding a free […]

11.15.16 Human Rights Films Series: The Clay Bird

2016-2017 Human Rights Film Series The Cinema of Social Justice: The Films of Tareque and Catherine Masud THE CLAY BIRD (Matir Moina) Tuesday, November 15, 2016 3:30PM-5:30PM Konover Auditorium Dodd Center University of Connecticut Featuring a post-show discussion on divided identity and representations of Islam with UConn students Farzana Zubair & Rubayet Lasker moderated by […]

11.10.16 Children’s Literature and Human Rights

  Join us for the presentation of the 2016 Raab Associates Prize and a discussion of Human Rights, Children’s Literature, and the Art of Youth Activism featuring Prof. Jonathan Todres Author of Human Rights in Children’s Liteature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law (Oxford University Press, 2016) Pegi Deitz Shea Author of numerous books for […]