Emory Report
March 24, 2008
Volume 60, Number 24

Human Rights Week schedule of events

Monday, March 24
“The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement on Human Rights Today: The Role of Student Activists.” Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, presenting. Congressman John Lewis and former Atlanta student activists, panelists. 7–8:30 p.m. Harland Cinema.

Tuesday, March 25
“Guantanamo Bay: Why Do We Care?” Charles Swift and Charles Shanor, Law School, panelists. 4–5:30 p.m. Gambrell Hall, Law School.

Death Penalty Abolition Photo Exhibit and Presentation. Scott Langley, photographer, and Laura Moye, Amnesty International, presenting. 7–8:30 p.m. 206 White Hall.

Wednesday, March 26
Lobbying at the Georgia Capitol: Women’s Reproductive Health. 9–11:30 a.m. Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Room 306, 244 Washington St., Atlanta.

Atlanta Pride Human Rights Exhibit. Noon–2 p.m. Dobbs University Center.

Sex Trafficking in Atlanta: “Demand” Film Screening and Panel Discussion. 4–5:30 p.m. Rollins School of Public Health, Room P45.

“Not in Our Name: United Against Domestic Violence” Panel Discussion. 7:30–9 p.m. 206 White Hall 206.

Thursday, March 27
“Unnatural Causes”
Film Screening and “Environmental Justice and Health Inequalities” Panel Discussion. 7-8:30 p.m. Harland Cinema.

Friday, March 28
Human Rights Festival: Globalization and the Right to Fair Working Conditions and Adequate Standard of Living. 12–3 p.m. Asbury Circle.


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March 24, 2008
Week celebrates 60th year of human rights declaration

Emory faculty, students and administration join the broader Atlanta community for the annual celebration of Human Rights Week March 24-28, which this year honors the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, created under the auspices of the United Nations.

Highlights of the week include a keynote talk by Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin followed by a panel discussion on student activism featuring U. S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Atlanta) and former Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee members.

This is the seventh year Emory has celebrated this “student-driven” week, said Dabney Evans, director of the Institute of Human Rights at Emory.

“That the specific activities are designed by students, based on students’ interest, I think, speaks to the participatory nature of human rights.” Evans said.

A Human Rights Festival concludes the week Friday, March 28, featuring an international market with fair-trade crafts, international music and other performances, plus several information booths by local and international organizations.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, see http://humanrights.emory.edu/ or call 404-727-4609.