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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 […]

2017 Dodd Prize Nominations – Now through Dec. 15th

Nominations for the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights have been extended to December 15th, 2016. The Prize is awarded biennially by the University of Connecticut and is presented to an individual or group who has made a significant effort to advance the cause of international justice and global human rights. The Dodd […]

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 […]