Past Events

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 […]

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 […]

1.31.18 Human Rights Film Series: Wasteland

2017-2018 Human Rights Film Series Aesthetics & Politics Art History & Human Rights presents Waste Land (2010, Director Lucy Walker) TUESDAY, January 30, 2018 3:30 – 5:30pm Konover Auditorium Dodd Center University of Connecticut Free Admission   Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home […]

2.21.18 Day of Remembrance: And Then They Came For Us

2018 Day of Remembrance for the Incarceration of Individuals of Japanese Ancestry Screening of And Then They Came for Us and conversation with filmmaker Abby Ginzberg and activist Karen Korematsu Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:30pm – Reception 6:00pm – Screening & Discussion Spotlight Theaters Front Street 4 39 Front Street Hartford, CT   Seventy-five years […]

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 […]

9.27.17 Thomas W. Smith: Human Rights and War through Civilian Eyes

12:15 – 1:45pm – Colloquium: “Counting the Costs of the War in Syria” Humanities Institute (Library 4th Floor) Lunch will be served 4:30 – 6:00 – Public Lecture: “Human Rights and War through Civilian Eyes” Konover Auditorium Thomas J. Dodd Research Center Thomas W. Smith is Professor of Political Science at the University of South […]