Human Rights Week is a joint project of the Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs MA Program and the AU Human Rights Council.
The speakers for the week are:
Kate Fenner, Witness for Peace Documentarian, Monday, Nov 7 in Butler Conference Room
Kate is a visual storyteller with over seven years of domestic and international experience working on media and communication strategies in academic, corporate and non-profit settings. She has a proven track record of creating and implementing original and effective campaigns for web, multi-media and print. Kate spent two months in Southern Mexico exploring different aspects of migration, culminating in a series of three documentaries for Witness for Peace.
Student Research Panel,Tuesday, Nov 8 in Kay Center Lounge
Three second year students will share their research experiences. Kate Krumrei will discuss her work in a Liberian refugee camp and explore the point at which aid ends and development begins. Jonathan Dillon will share his research and firsthand experience working on sexual identity and human rights in Uganda. Rebecca Novick will talk about and compare business efforts towards peace in Colombia and Mexico.
Occupy DC, Wednesday, Nov 9 in Ward 105
Occupy DC is a nonviolent occupation of public space in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and Occupy movements everywhere. It is a grassroots movement empowering the 99% to have a say in returning the country to a just political and economic system. Key people from the movement will discuss the issues behind it.
Alumni Panel, Thursday, Nov 10 in Kay Center Lounge
Two AU alumni will share their professional journey after graduation. Maryanne Yerkes is a Democracy Officer with USAID and Daryn Cambridge is an AU professor.
Dr. Renata Schiavo, Founder of Health Equity Initiative, Friday, Nov 11 in Ward 304
Renata is a public health, health communication and global health specialist who brings to HEI more than 20 years of experience in a variety of settings, including the United States and several countries in Europe, Latin America and Africa. As Founding President and CEO, Renata is involved in all aspects of HEI, from strategy, program, research and policy development to other key areas such as consulting/technical assistance services, managing operational staff, fundraising, and fiscal management. Her recent work has focused on promoting health equity among vulnerable populations, child and adolescent health, infant mortality prevention and preconception health, public health emergencies, malaria, pediatric cancer, training paradigms for health communication in urban health settings, global handwashing, and pandemic flu.