Author: Glenn Mitoma

10.18.17 Human Rights Film Series – Finding Oscar

2017-2018 Human Rights Film Series Aesthetics & Politics Art History & Human Rights presents Finding Oscar (2017, Director Ryan Suffern) WEDNESDAY, October 18, 2017 4:00 – 6:00pm Konover Auditorium Dodd Center University of Connecticut   Free Admission   Harvard University professor Kirsten Weld, specialist in the Guatemalan civil war (1960-1996), will speak in conversation with […]

8.29.17 Statement from the Director of the Dodd Center

Dear Friends of the Dodd Center, President Susan Herbst, in her welcome message today to the university community, reiterated UConn’s commitment to upholding the core values of diversity, inclusion, and democracy.  Earlier this month, Pres. Herbst responded to the white supremacist attacks in Charlottesville with a denunciation of the “poisonous ideas and attitudes” that fueled […]

9.13.17 Human Rights Film Series: Chile, Obstinate Memory

2017-2018 Human Rights Film Series Aesthetics & Politics Art History & Human Rights presents Chile, Obstinate Memory (1998, Director Patricio Guzmán) WEDNESDAY, September 13, 2017 4:00 – 6:00pm Konover Auditorium Dodd Center University of Connecticut Featuring a post-show discussion with Robin Greeley Professor of Art and Art History Free Admission CHILE, OBSTINATE MEMORY visits with […]

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 […]