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Human Rights and Social Justice Program at Miami


The sixth annual Human Rights and Social Justice Program at Miami University will be observed Wednesday, Nov. 18. Prue Dana, mayor of the city of Oxford, will deliver a proclamation at 12:30 p.m. in the Shriver Center multipurpose rooms.

Events throughout the day include; an information fair; an international humanitarian law workshop; an immigration, civil rights and social justice panel; a read-in; and a film festival. All events are free and open to the public. The program is organized by the Center for American and World Cultures (CAWC) and sponsored by the CAWC and many other university organizations.

Events at Shriver Center, multipurpose rooms, include:

  • 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Human Rights and Social Justice Information Fair;
  • 12:30 -1:30 p.m.; Proclamation, Address and Music for Social Justice, with Prue Dana, mayor, city of Oxford, and Michael Dantley, associate provost;
  • 2-4 p.m.; Human Rights and Social Justice Read-In.
    Events at 212 MacMillan Hall include:
  • 1:30-3 p.m.; International Humanitarian Law Workshop, with Vince Costello, director of international services, American Red Cross, Cincinnati chapter, and Robert Wilson, senior director of planning and preparedness, American Red Cross, New York chapter;
  • 4:30-6 p.m.; Immigration, Civil Rights and Social Justice Panel, with invited speakers;
  • 6:30 p.m.; Film “Farmingville,” part of the Human Rights and Social Justice Film Festival; films also include “Drowned Out” on Nov. 17 and “Osama” on Nov. 19.

For more information contact the CAWC at 529-8309. For a complete list of events and sponsors, go to the Oxford Events online calendar at


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