Tag: Year in International Human Rights

Human Rights Film Festival: ‘Any Day Now’ Sept. 19

Human Rights Film Festival: ‘Any Day Now’ Sept. 19

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

This year, the Webster University Year of International Human Rights Film Festival focuses on disability rights. The films take place on Thursday evenings in September in the Winifred Moore Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. The third film in the Year of International Human Rights Film Festival, Any Day Now (2012, Music […]

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Book Club: YIHR Common Reading ‘The Short Bus’ Sept. 23

Book Club: YIHR Common Reading ‘The Short Bus’ Sept. 23

| September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The next Webster University Book Club meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 23, 12-1 p.m., in the Library Conference Room discussing the 2013 Year of International Human Rights (YIHR) common reading, The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal by Jonathan Mooney. Kirkus Reviews calls this book “a heartfelt rebuke to the definitions of normality.” Now […]

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YIHR Film Festival: Disability Rights Focus with ‘Benda Bilili’

YIHR Film Festival: Disability Rights Focus with ‘Benda Bilili’

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Webster University’s Year of International Human Rights Film Festival this year focuses on Disability Rights. Films are free and open to the public and take place on Thursday evenings in September at 7 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium. The second film in the festival, Benda Bilili (Renaud Barret and Florent de la Tullaye, 2010), […]

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Registration Open for 2013 Annual Human Rights Conference April 18-19

Registration Open for 2013 Annual Human Rights Conference April 18-19

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Register today for the 2013 Annual Human Rights Conference: The Rights of Indigenous People’s and Stateless Persons taking place April 18 and 19. For more information on the conference and a tentative schedule of events, click here. The 2013 human rights conference centers on the rights of indigenous peoples and stateless persons. Planned in coordination […]

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Human Rights Speaker: Andrew Jolivette, Tribal Historian for Atakapa-Ishak Nation

| November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Join the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in the University Center Sunnen Lounge for guest speaker Andrew Jolivette. The MCISA welcomes Jolivette in honor of World AIDS Day and the Year of International Human Rights (YIHR) focusing on the rights of indigenous peoples and stateless persons. Professor […]

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In the News: IT Investment; Vautravers on Mali; Human Rights Speaker on KSDK

In the News: IT Investment; Vautravers on Mali; Human Rights Speaker on KSDK

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Recent news media coverage of Webster University includes: Webster’s $1 million investment in information technology infrastructure upgrades — most visibly, the recently relaunched University website — garnered coverage in the St. Louis Business Journal, as did the launch of the undergraduate degree program in mobile computing.  *  *  * Alexandre Vautravers, head of International Relations […]

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Sept. 25 Human Rights Film ‘Thick Dark Fog’

Sept. 25 Human Rights Film ‘Thick Dark Fog’

| September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Webster University Film Series presents Thick Dark Fog on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.in the Moore Auditorium. Admission is free for the for the Human Rights Film Festival showings. THICK DARK FOG (Randy Vasquez, 2011, USA, 57 min.) Walter Littlemoon is a 69-year-old Lakota man born and raised in Wounded Knee, So. Dakota. At the […]

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Sept. 10: ‘Last of the Tribe’ Author Lecture & Book Signing

Sept. 10: ‘Last of the Tribe’ Author Lecture & Book Signing

| September 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Monte Reel, author of The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon, the 2012 Year of International Human Rights (YIHR) common reading, will speak in the Sunnen Lounge Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. His talk will be followed by a book signing, and students are encouraged […]

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Save the Date: 2012 Annual Human Rights Conference April 19-20

Save the Date: 2012 Annual Human Rights Conference April 19-20

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 2012 Annual Human Rights Conference: “Refugee and Migrant Rights” at Webster University explores the causes and consequences of human displacement, with special attention to promoting and protecting the human rights of refugees and migrants. This conference brings together experts, scholars and students to examine how local, national, and global communities respond to the needs […]

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YIHR Film Series: Painful Family Secrets in ‘New Year Baby’

YIHR Film Series: Painful Family Secrets in ‘New Year Baby’

| September 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Year of International Human Rights 2011-12: Refugee & Migrant Rights presents New Year Baby, the fourth film in its “5 Thursdays in September” series, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Moore Auditorium. The film is free for everyone. Born on Cambodian New Year in a Thai refugee camp, filmmaker Socheata Poeuv never knew […]

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