Day 1 | Third Critical Perspectives On Human Rights Conference | at CCNY CWE

Wed, Apr 17, 2024 - 02:30 PM — Wed, Apr 17, 2024 - 07:30 PM
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Free | Must RSVP
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25 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10004
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Day 1
NEW YORK, APRIL 17-19, 2024 | CCNY CWE | 25 Broadway, 7th Floor New, York, NY 10004

Wednesday, April 17 Events:

2:30 PM | Film Screening | RESBAK
14 Short Films Showcase and Discussion Respond and Break the Silence Against the Killings
An Arts and Activist Alliance Against Duterte’s “War on Drugs”      

6:00 PM | Keynote Speaker
IRENE VICTORIA MASSIMINO International Human Rights Professor and Lawyer
The Crime of Genocide: The Cases of Armenia and Ukraine



The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights will celebrate its 75th birthday on December 10, 2023. Since that statement of principles following the mass atrocities of WWII, the world has witnessed the spread of human rights discourse, norms, law, and institutions at both the domestic and international levels. Eleanor Roosevelt’s prediction that “a curious grapevine” would spread the ideas articulated in that 1948 General Assembly document seems to have come to fruition. Nevertheless, the aspirations of the Declaration remain far from fulfilled, as grave violations of rights continue to be perpetrated around the globe, often with impunity.  Economic inequality, racism, sexism, and multiple refugee crises have engendered and exacerbated the rise of political extremism.  Addressing such issues, as well as many others, the Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Conference aims to explore the contested legacy of human rights in increasingly uncertain times.  It seeks to foster dialogue and scholarship from a wide range of perspectives. Some conference presenters are scholars and activists who continue to view the human rights project as a moral and ethical challenge to power; others see it as an enabler of political and economic domination. The Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Conference participants seek to reassess the origins, foundations, and contemporary forms of human rights discourse, ideas, and practice today, seventy-five years on.

The Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Conference is part of a larger initiative at The City College of New York, CUNY, known as the Human Rights Forum.This initiative is shared between the President’s Office, the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CCNY CWE), the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, and the Division of Humanities and the Arts, and it is dedicated to human rights studies, public programming, and scholarship.

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Paghilom Children by Filipino freelance photographer Raffy Lerma.

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