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A Message from the Director, Oct. 29, 2018

A message from the Directors of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, the Human Rights Institute, and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center We are deeply saddened by the murder of eleven congregants at the Tree of Life Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and we condemn the antisemitism, racism, and hatred of […]

Nov. 12: War, Memories, and Museums

War, Memory, and Museums Insights from Mofidul Hoque Founder Trustee, Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh Monday, November 12, 2018 12:00 – 2:00 PM Humanities Institute, Conference Room, 4th floor, Homer Babbidge Library Mofidul Hoque, author and cultural activist, has written 15 books on history, liberation studies, arts, and genocide studies. He is the Director of the […]

Nov. 7, 2018 – Antisemitism in Contemporary America

Tom W. Smith “Antisemitism in Contemporary America” Wednesday, November 7, 2018 5:00pm Konover Auditorium Reception to Follow The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life presents this lecture in remembrance of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, when the Nazis orchestrated a pogrom during which German Jews were humiliated, beaten, and murdered and Jewish […]

Nov. 1, 2018 – Winona LaDuke

Native American Heritage Month Keynote speaker: Winona LaDuke Acknowledging Indigenous Land Thursday, November 1, 2018 5:30pm – 6:30pm Werth Tower Forum   Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist and author working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems. LaDuke is a two time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the […]

Nov. 12, 2018: Children’s Literature and Human Rights Workshop

Interested in using children’s literature to teach human rights in your classroom?    Join us on Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Middletown Library Service Center for a day-long professional development workshop entitled: Starting Conversations Using Children’s Literature to Teach Human Rights The workshop is free and open to all Connecticut educators. MORE INFORMATION

Welcome, André Keet!

The Dodd Center is delighted to welcome the Human Rights Institute’s 2018 Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights,  André Keet. André worked in national human rights institutions in post 1994 South Africa before joining the University of Fort Hare in October 2008. He also spent time at the University of the Free State as Director […]

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, […]