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The Dance of Feminism and Human Rights Globally Over 25 Years

Join us on October 5, 2016 at Ming Hsieh Hall G21 with activist, author and organizer in the women’s, civil, and human rights movements, Charlotte Bunch.

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fall 2016 series

Dance of Feminism and Human Rights

The Dance of Feminism and Human Rights Globally Over 25 Years

October 5, 2016 - 7:30 p.m. Ming-Hsieh Hall Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director and Senior Scholar, at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University. Bunch will reflect on the past 25 years of campaigning to recognize women’s rights as human rights. As a key figure in rights based movements for four decades, she will highlight the influence of feminism on human rights and the role of human rights in women’s movements. In addition to advancements in the status of women globally, Bunch will discuss current challenges including notions of cultural relativism and the backlash against feminism. Support provided by the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and Hamblen-Spencer Women’s and Gender Studies Fund.

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Seafood From Slaves

Seafood from Slaves

October 10, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Gold and Blue Ballrooms

Mountainlair Associated Press reporters Esther Htusan, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Margie Mason (BSJ, 1997) risked their own safety to uncover slavery and abuse in the Southeast Asian fishing industry. This event is co-sponsored by Reed College of Media, Ogden Newspapers Seminar Series and Diversity Week from the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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Gravitational Waves and Black Holes

The Dawn of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy

November 1, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Brooks Hall Room 202

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Sean McWilliams, will discuss the international collaboration that has detected gravitational waves.

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American Injustice

American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference

November 7, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Gold and Blue Ballrooms

Mountainlair Campus Read author, Bryan Stevenson, discusses his book, "Just Mercy."

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