Author: Glenn Mitoma

Sept. 7, 2018: Meredith Stern on Art and Activism

10:00am: Artist Talk with Meredith Stern”Cultural Collaboration: Historical & Contemporary Examples of Radical Visual Art” An Artist Talk with Meredith Stern 10:00am-11:00am Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 Konover Auditorium Dodd Center The talk will start with a slideshow of work by socially engaged artists, collectives, and cooperatives (historical and contemporary). Then she will talk about her […]

Call for Submissions: Picture Human Rights Poster Contest

Calling All Artist! Poster Contest The Dodd Center is co-sponsoring the “Picture Human Rights” Poster Contest, organized by the HRE-USA network, to celebrate the upcoming 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Artists from ages 5 to 21 are invited to participate by creating a poster based on the UDHR. First Place winners will […]

Aug. 1, 2018: Special Screening of Dawnland

Dawnland Wednesday, August 1, 2018 3:30pm – 5:30p Konover Auditorium Thomas J. Dodd Research Center featuring talk-back with filmmaker Adam Mazo and Maine-Wabanaki TRC member gkisedtanamoogk “My foster mother told me … she would save me from being Penobscot.” For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes […]

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 […]