Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies Events
The Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies and Amnesty International will be hosting a birthday party in honor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Tuesday, December 10th, from 11:00 until 1:00. Stop by the University Commons Area to write letters for prisoners of conscience as part of Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign and to enjoy birthday cake and a chance to win prizes.
There will also be a collection of items including blankets, socks, warm scarves, knit caps, and gloves for St Louis Homeless Winter Outreach. The organization hits the streets on winter nights that the temperature drops to 20 degrees or below, in the hopes to keep those left out in the cold as warm and safe as possible. Bins will be in the University Center, Library, and the Sam Priest Building (HPIR).
All other events will be announced on our website at www.webster.edu/humanrights. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please note that all events and times are subject to change. To submit an events listing related to human rights and/or humanitarian studies, e-mail email@example.com. To request any special services, please contact the us at least 2 weeks in advance.
"Toward a Queer Crip Feminist Politics of Food" by Kim Q. Hall, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and member of the Women's Studies and Sustainable Development programs at Appalachian State University. The event will be held in the East Academic Building, Room 102, on Wednesday, November 13th, at 1:00 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the Philosophy Club, Faculty Speakers Committee, Women and Gender Studies, and the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies.
Author Aaron Likens, "Finding Kansas".
The event is part of the Year in International Human Rights: Disability Rights and International Education Week. Sponsored by the MCISA and Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies. The event will take place at 7pm in Emerson Library Conference Room.
**Please note that sign language interpreters will be provided for his event.
St. Louis International Film Festival Human Rights Spotlight
Sponsored by The Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies at Webster University, Monsanto Human Rights, and Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International and Area Studies at Washington University.
For more information about the Human Rights Spotlight, please visit:http://www.cinemastlouis.org/human-rights-spotlight
October 9-10, 2013
Annual Human Rights Conference: Disability Rights
October 3, 2013
Author of the YIHR Common Reading, The Short Bus, Jonathan Mooney, 7pm. East Academic Building 253/262.
September 26, 2013
The Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies and Housing and Residential Life will be co-sponsoring "Nachos: A Disability Experience" on September 26th from 4:30-5:30pm. Sunnen Lounge in the University Center.
September 11, 2013
Reconciliation During Times of Conflict. Featuring Maya Kahanaoff, Ph.D.Research Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel. The event will be held in the Community Music School, 7pm. For more information, click here or contact Warren Rosenblum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays in September
YIHR Film Festival, Winnie Moore Auditorium 7pm
September 5: The Intouchables, Introduction and after-film discussion with Lionel Cuillé, Jane and Bruce Robert Endowed Chair in French and Francophone Studies
September 12: Benda Bilili
September 19: Any Day Now, Co-sponsored with Webster's LGBTQ Alliance
September 26: Scarlet Road, with talk hosted by Stacy L. Henning, Ph.D., LPC, ACS. Assistant Professor, Counseling Program, Webster University
Nowhere People, The World's Stateless Photo Exhibit by Greg Constantine
Lower level of the East Academic Building, 545 Garden Avenue
May 20, 2013
The First Annual HateBrakers Awards, sponsored by the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies.
The Frontenac Hilton, 7pm
August 29, 2013
Misunderstood Minds, Library Conference Room, noon.
April 5-May 3, 2013
Elizabeth L. Gilbert: Histories in Africa, 20 Years of Photography
The opening talk by Liz Gilbert is Friday April 5 at 3pm in Sverdrup 101
Opening Reception in the gallery Friday, 5 April, 5-7 p
For more information, please visit:http://www2.webster.edu/maygallery/next.htm
April 9, 2013
Screening of the film Invisible Wars in the Winifred Moore Auditorium at noon. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19
February 19, 2013
Professor Maxine Burkett from the University of Hawaii gave a remote lecture “The Nation Ex-Situ: On Climate change, Deterritorialized Nationhood, and the Post-Climate Era.”
Co-sponsored by the Sustainability Committee, Philosophy Department and the Center for Ethics
Screening of the award winning film Dignity Harbor, followed by a discussion by filmmaker Mike Gualdoni and Holly Schroeder from St. Louis Homeless Winter Outreach.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, Behavior and Social Sciences Club, and Webster University Amnesty International.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Andrew Jolivette: Indian Blood: Mixed Race Identity, Indigenous People, and HIV/AIDS
Indian Blood: Mixed Race Identity, Indigenous People, and HIV/AIDS, explores issues of inter-generational trauma, Native American cultural resilience, stress coping mechanisms, and identity politics within the context of public health disparities—ranging from mental health in urban environments to political activism, and the sacred role of two-spirit, same-gender loving indigenous populations throughout the United States.
Link to information on the program:
More information on Professor Andrew Jolivette:
Saint Louis Cinema Human Rights Sidebar. Click here for schedule and description of films.
November 5, 2012
Where did Human Rights Come From?
Library Conference Room
October 29, 2012
Michel Agier, "Humanitarian Government as the Postcolonial and the Compassionate Side of Globalization" Library Conference Room, noon. Co-sponsored by the Department of Lanugages and Cultures.
September 26, 2012
Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights: Achieving Peace Through Economic Development, Charlotte Walker-Said, Lentz Fellow in Peace Studies and Human Rights
September 10, 2012
University Center Sunnen Lounge, 7pm
Monte Reel will speak at Webster University.
A book signing and reception will follow. The event will be globally webcast and available online for our overseas campuses at www.webster.edu/live
Tuesdays in September: Indigenous Rights Film Festival
Winnie Moore Auditorium at 7pm
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Thick Dark Fog by Randy Vasquez
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Rabbit Proof Fence by Phillip Noyce
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Smoke Signals by Chris Eyre
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Reel Injun by Cree Filmmaker Neil Diamond