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December 3rd: International Human Rights Laws, What are Human Rights?

December 4th: Building Multigenerational Coalitions

December 5th: Labor Rights, Migrants' Voices, Racial Justice, Hidden Voices, Nonprofit Sector, Lucky Starlight Lounge

December 6th: Scene and Heard - Interactive Theater

December 7th: The Richness of Religious Diversity, Environmental Justice, Local Food, Sustainability

December 8th: The Right to Health Care

December 9th: Fair Trade and Human Rights

December 10th: Peoples Assembly

December 12th -14th (Durham):
Southern Human Rights' Organizers' Conference




Changing the world, two cities at a time!!

EVENTS:


  • December 3rd (Wednesday)
  • 3-5pm - International Human Rights Laws
    Location: Hamilton Hall 271, UNC
    Welcome, Judith Blau
    Presider and facilitator, Beth Latshaw
    Panelists:
    ~ Elizabeth Atkinson
    ~ Rafael Gallegos
    ~ Patrice Graham
    ~ Chelsea Sessoms
    *Co-sponsored by Social and Economic Justice Minor, Center for Global Initiatives, Advocates for Human Rights (Campus Y), Extended Disaster Relief (Campus Y), Sociology Department, Parr Center for Ethics.
  • 7-9pm - What are human rights?
    Location: Student Union
    Welcome, Rafael Gallegos, Graduate Student, Sociology Department, UNC
    Discussant, Audience Moderator – Deborah Weissman, UNC Law School
    Panelists:
    ~ Shula Koenig, recipient of UN Human Rights Achievement Award, and PDHRE
    ~ Michelle Cotton Laws, NAACP
    ~ Anita Earls, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
    ~ Charo Mina Rojas, Internally Displaced Afro-Colombians (AFRODES)
    ~ Pluto Richards, Chapel Hill Carrboro Human Rights Steering Committee
    *Co-sponsored by Social and Economic Justice Minor, Center for Global Initiatives, Advocates for Human Rights (Campus Y), Extended Disaster Relief (Campus Y), Sociology Department, Parr Center for Ethics.
  • December 4th (Thursday)
  • 7-9pm - Building Multigenerational Coalitions
    Location: Homestead Community Center
    Welcome, Chris Ringwalt
    Panelists:
    ~ Patricia Parker, Ella Baker Women’s Center for Leadership and Community Activism
    ~ Youth leaders from EBWC’s activist group
    ~ Striving Sisters Speak!
    *Join members of a multigenerational coalition from the Trinity Court/Pritchard Park neighborhoods to share stories of triumph and challenge in their work for social justice.
  • December 5th (Friday)
  • 8:30-10:30am - Human Rights and the Nonprofit Sector: Service and Advocacy
    Location: Century Center
    Presider and facilitator, Leslie Parkins (UNC APPLES)
    Panelists:
    ~ Kim Knox (NCMSC)
    ~ Krista Park Berry (Orange County Rape Crisis Center)
    ~ Joy MacVane (TABLE)
    ~ Peggy Misch (Orange County Bill of Rights Defense Committee)
  • 12:30-1:30pm - Lucky's Starlight Lounge Jazz Duo
    Location: Century Center
  • 1:30-3:30pm - Hidden Voices
    Location: Century Center
    “Whose mission is to challenge, strengthen, and connect our diverse communities through the transformative power of the individual voice."
  • 4-6pm - Racial Justice
    Location: Century Center
    Lucy Lewis, Welcome for the Steering Committee
    Presider and facilitator: Graig Meyer
    Panelists:
    ~ Barry Jacobs (Orange County Human Rights Commission)
    ~ Al McSurely (NAACP); ~ Graig Meyer (Blue Ribbon Mentoring Advocates, High School)
    ~ Karolyn Tyson (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
    ~ Charo Mina Rojas, Internally Displaced Afro-Colombians (AFRODES)
  • 7:30-9:30pm - Migrants Voices
    Location: Century Center
    Marybelle Guo, Welcome from the students
    Sergio Chavez and migrant men and women (with translator)
  • 7-9pm - Labor Rights
    Location: Homestead Community Center
    Jama Purser, Welcome from the Steering Committee
    Danish Qureshi, Welcome from the students
    David Brannigan, Presider and facilitator
    Panelists:
    ~ David Brannigan (SEANC)
    ~ Ajamu Dillahunt (Black Workers for Justice)
    ~ Tommy Griffin (Employee Forum chairperson and Chairperson of SEANC District 25)
    ~ Steve Hutton (Staff Relations Chair of SEANC District 25)
    ~ Domenic Powell
  • December 6th (Saturday)
  • 1-5pm - Scene and Heard Interactive Theater
  • Location: Hargraves Community Center
  • December 7th (Sunday)
  • 3-5pm - The Richness of Religious Diversity: A Human Rights Perspective
    Location: Chapel Hill Friends Meeting House Educational Building Multipurpose Room
    Hank Elkins, Welcome for the Steering Committee
    Lauren Dakuu, Welcome for the students
    Aseem Hasnain, Presider and facilitator
    Panelists:
    ~ Mona Dakrouri
    She is a Chapel Hill resident, trained in Egypt to introduce Islam to people of different faith communities by Bridges Foundation. She is also a certified presenter of Islam by the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Egypt. She was born in Chapel Hill, brought up in Egypt and moved back to NC last year.
    ~ Dr. Robert Seymour
    He is the founding pastor and Pastor Emeritus of Binkley Church, Chapel Hill. Dr. Seymour has a long history of working on human and civil rights and has been honoured by the ACLU for his legacy of courageous work in this area.
    ~ Padmini Hansda
    She is past President of the Triangle Interfaith Alliance (TIA), a Carrboro resident and a Buddhist. She is involved with Turkish and Arabic music in an endeavour to introduce local audiences to their global neighbours.
  • 4:30-6:30pm - Environmental Justice: The Rogers Road Struggle
    Location: Chapel Hill Public Library
    Lucy Lewis, Welcome for the Steering Committee
    Elizabeth Adkinson, Welcome for the students and Steering Committee
    Steve Wing, Presider and facilitator
    Minister Robert Campbell and Neloa Jones
  • 7-9pm - Local Food, Sustainability, and Human Rights
    Location: Homestead Community Center
    Sally Massengale, Welcome for the Steering Committee
    Facilitator: Mike Lanier
    Panelists:
    ~ Rob Hogan
    ~ Mike Lanier
    ~ Lori Baldwin
    ~ Roland Walters
  • December 8th (Monday)
  • 7-9pm - The Right to Healthcare
    Location: Homestead Community Center
    Siddharth Patel, Welcome
    Presider and Facilitator: Verlo Insko, Representative to the North Carolina Assembly
    Panelists:
    ~ Denis Lazof (Healthcare for all North Carolina)
    ~ Adam Searing, (NC Health Access Coalition at the Justice Center)
    ~ Luke Smith (Futuro)
  • December 9th (Tuesday)
  • 7-9pm - Fair Trade and Human Rights
    Location: Homestead Community Center
    Tom Munk, Welcome
    Colleen Whitney, Welcome from the students
    Scott Conary (Driade and Carrboro Coffee), Facilitator
    Panelists:
    ~ Scott Conary
    ~ Sarah Drewett (10,000 Villages)
    ~ Claudia Salvadore Tolan (Weaver Street Market)
  • December 10th (Wednesday)
  • 7-9pm - “Peoples’ Assembly” Where do we go next?
    Location: Homestead Community Center
    Student welcome: Oren Mechanic
    Discussion led by Chapel Hill-Carrboro Human Rights Steering Committee
    Interactive facilitation by Scene and Heard Theater Group
  • December 12th -14th (Durham)
  • Southern Human Rights' Organizers' Conference

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