Author: Glenn Mitoma

Malka Penn Award Submissions Sought

Submissions are now invited for the 2019 Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature.  The prize is awarded annually by the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut is presented to the author of an outstanding children’s book addressing human rights issues or themes, such as discrimination, equity, poverty, justice, […]

White Paper on Protecting Rights at the End of the Line

The University of Connecticut’s Business and Human Rights Initiative has published a White Paper on Protecting Rights at the End of the Line: Stakeholder Engagement in Light Manufacturing, which draws insights from experts across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America on how best to address human rights challenges in global supply chains. The White Paper […]

April 10, 2018 Human Rights Film Series: Twilight Los Angeles

2017-2018 Human Rights Film Series Aesthetics & Politics Art History & Human Rights presents Twilight: Los Angeles (2000, by Anna Devere Smith) TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 3:30 – 5:30pm Konover Auditorium Dodd Center University of Connecticut Free Admission   In this film adaptation of the award-winning play, Twilight: Los Angeles, writer and performer Anna Deavere […]

April 1 – May 1, 2018: Race and Revolution Exhibit

Race and Revolution: Still Separate – Still Unequal April 1 – May 1, 2018 Reception: Friday, April 13 at 6:30pm Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue Hartford, CT 06106     Curators: Kathryn Fuller and Larry Ossei-Mensah Artists: Mitsuko Brooks, Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, Damien Davis, Dominique Duroseau, Uraline Setpembre Hager, L. Kasimu Harris, […]

April 4, 2018: Isa Mujahid, “Real Talk”

Real Talk: Reparations, Equity, and Liberation as a Framework for Social Change Isa Mujahid, Founder and Organizing Director of CTCORE-Organize Now! April 4, 2018 4:00-5:30pm Konover Auditorium Isa Mujahid, Founder and Organizing Director of CTCORE-Organize Now! is a native of Bridgeport, CT. The child and grandchild of Civil Rights Era activists, Isa was aware from […]

2.22.18 A. Kayum Ahmed: Confronting White Supremacy on Campus

Confronting White Supremacy on Campus: Epistemic Disobedience, Free Speech, and Protest A. Kayum Ahmed Thursday, February 22, 20184:00pm – 5:30pm Konover AuditoriumDodd Center     As one of the students who faced disciplinary action at Columbia University for “interrupting/disrupting” white supremacist speakers on campus, A. Kayum Ahmed reflects on his experiences and offers some insights […]

2.22.18 A. Kayum Ahmed: The Rise of #Fallism

The Rise of #Fallism: Decolonization, Human Rights and Black Pain A. Kayum Ahmed Thursday, February 22, 201812:30pm – 2:00pm Humanities Institute Seminar Room4th Floor, Homer Babbidge Library   When students from the #RhodesMustFall (#RMF) movement threw feces against a statue of British imperialist, Cecil John Rhodes, located at the University of Cape Town (UCT), it […]