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Human Rights and Social Justice program at Miami

11/13/2008

A Human Rights and Social Justice program at Miami will be observed Nov. 18-20. A proclamation will be delivered by Prue Dana, mayor of the city of Oxford, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Shriver Center multipurpose rooms. Events throughout the day, Nov. 19, include an information fair, lectures, a read-in and a film festival.

Other events include:
Nov. 19 at the Shriver Center multipurpose rooms:
* 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Human Rights and Social Justice Information Fair, with special presentations throughout;
* Noon-1:15 p.m., "Writing is Reading is Writing: Helping Students Write with Challenging Texts," workshop by Wendy Hesford, associate professor of English, OSU;
* 2-5 p.m., Human Rights and Social Justice Read-In.
Nov. 19 in 212 MacMillan Hall.

Guest Lectures:
* 1 p.m., "Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons," by Elizabeth Ferris, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution, and co-director, Brookings-Bern Project on Displacement;
* 2:30 p.m., "Growing Season: A Life of a Migrant Community," by Gary Harwood and David Hassler. Harwood, chief photographer at Kent State University, and writer Hassler collaborated on a project to document Mexican American and Mexican migrant workers on a family farm in Hartville. The project became an exhibition and a book, receiving the 2007 Carter G. Woodson Book Award of the National Council for the Social Studies and the 2007 Ohioana Book Award. For information about the project, go to www.growingseason.net/;
* 4:30 p.m., "Children's Human Rights, Rhetorical Agency and Transnational Sentimentality," by Wendy Hesford, associate professor of English, OSU;
* 6 p.m., Reception and talk about the exhibition "Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community." The photo exhibition is on view in the MacMillan Hall lobby through Dec. 12.
* Nov. 18-20, Film Festival, films at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 and Nov. 20 in 212 MacMillan Hall and at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in 46 Culler Hall; and Open House for the exhibition, "myaamiaki iisi meehtohseeniwiciki/How the Miami People Live" at the Miami University Art Museum (special event for the exhibition which is on view through Dec. 13).
* Nov. 18 and Nov. 20, talks at 4:30 p.m. in 212 MacMillan Hall.

The program is organized by the Center for American and World Cultures (CAWC) and sponsored by the CAWC and many other university organizations. 

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

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