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Social Justice and Human Rights Information Fair Nov. 14

The second annual Social Justice and Human Rights Information Fair will be held 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Shriver Center Heritage Room. The fair is part of programming to recognize International Education Week.

Representatives from, and information about, a number of social service groups and local, regional and national non-governmental organizations will be available.

Featured at the information fair:

• Members of Jolom Mayatek, a Maya women's cooperative from Chiapas, Mexico, will demonstrate their weaving and talk about their human rights work; hand-woven and embroidered textiles will be available for sale;

• Katherine O'Donnell, professor of sociology at Hartwick College, will speak about the work of Jolom Mayatek and Kinal, another community empowerment group in Chiapas, Mexico;

• Tom Dutton (architecture and interior design) will speak about Miami's Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine, and alumnus Ross Meyer will speak on student involvement in social justice causes;

• Author Marguerite Feitlowitz will present “Generals, Admirals, Torturers and Other Philologists: Language as a Weapon in Argentina's 'Dirty War'” at 4 p.m.;

• The award-winning film “OSAMA” will be shown at 8 p.m. in 212 MacMillan. “OSAMA” was the first feature film made in the post-Taliban era of Afghanistan and received the Best First Feature award at the 2003 London Film Festival. Other films will also be shown 6-10 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public, co-sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures, the Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine, the Etheridge Center for Reflective Leadership, the Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute and the office of international education. For more information contact the CAWC, 9-8309.

Date Published: 11/10/2005
Volume: 25   Number: 15

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