2010 Human Rights Film Series: Injustice & Indifference by liberalartsduq
01.19.10, 4:00 pm
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Tonight is the start to this year’s Human Rights Film Series presented by the Modern Languages Departments.   Usually, the films are really informative and interesting.  Tonight’s movie is Enough is Enough: The Death of Jonny Gammage: Racial profiling and discrimination in the United States.

There will be a panel following the film:

In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of Jonny Gammage and in conjunction with the showing of Enough is Enough, Duquesne University is convening a special panel discussion titled Jonny Gammage, 15 Years Later: What Have We Learned? Moderated by Chris Moore of WQED-TV, the panel will consist of activists and leaders from the African-American community as well as representatives of law enforcement, the legal profession, the judicial system, local government and the media.

The event begins tonight at 7pm in the Power Center Ballroom



Refugee Rights by liberalartsduq
03.24.09, 2:10 am
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Last week, Brittany posted a review about a Darfur Awareness Conference hosted by Duquesne’s Center for Catholic Social Thought.  The Center did a really great job with the event.

This week they are hosting another event on Refugee Rights.  Anyone with an interest in international relations, current events, and human rights should attend.  Here is the information:

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Human Rights Film Series: Abundance and Abuse by liberalartsduq
02.21.09, 10:45 am
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This coming Wednesday, February 25, Duquesn’e Department of Modern Languages will present the final film in their Abundance and Abuse series.  The film will be:

Persepolis

An animated, coming-of-age story about a young Persian girl who grows up during the Iranian Revolution, then flees her home country for Europe in order to escape theocratic tyranny. In her journey, she struggles with depression, a love affair, her ethnic heritage and the temptations of the West, from Rock and Roll to designer clothes, in an attempt to find her identity and a place in the world.

Speaker: Nusrath Ainapore, Office of International Programs, Duquesne University

About the film series:

  • Six award-winning films about vital issues ranging from business ethics to environmental destruction
  • Screenings at 7 p.m. in 105 College Hall. Experts will introduce each film.
  • Free and open to the public

For more information call 412.396.6415 or visit their website