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November 2014

Sven Augustijen’s “Spectres” Screening

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weis Theater

Tues. Nov 4th at 6 pm in Weis Theater HRP is screening “Spectres,” a documentary created by Sven Augustijen. “Spectres” follows Jacques Brassinne de la Buissière, a former civil servant in the Belgian Congo, whose investigation of the 1961 murder of Patrice Lumumba, the first democratically elected prime minister of the Republic of the Congo, touches upon a key unresolved trauma of the Belgian de-colonization process. *Childcare available*  

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Salem Mekuria’s “Ruptures” Screening

November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fisher Studio Arts Seminar Room

Weds. Nov. 5th at 5 pm, Fisher Seminar Room  Salem Mekuria’s “Ruptures” is a video installation that frames the recent political history of Ethiopia from a personal point of view placing it within the multi-faceted geographic, social and cultural history of the nation.  

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NEO MUYANGA: A STUDY IN SOUND AND IMAGE

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blum Hall,
30 Annandale Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY United States
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NEO MUYANGA: A STUDY IN SOUND AND IMAGE Mon. Nov. 10 at 6 pm in Blum Hall Co-Sponsoring with Africana Studies Born in Soweto, Neo Muyanga is a composer and librettist; writing music, plays, chorus songs, and creating a variety of works for chamber and large ensemble. He studied the Italian Madrigal tradition with choral maestro, Piero Poclen, in Trieste, Italy and his opretta, The Flower of Shembe, premiered to critical acclaim in 2012. He is a fellow of W.I.S.E.R. (The Wits…

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A panel presentation: Human Trafficking, From Mexico to New York

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Campus Center MPR

HRP CO-SPONSORED WITH LA VOZ LABOR TRAFFICKING PANEL, Wed. Nov 12th 6PM – 8:30PM in MPR A panel presentation: Human Trafficking, From Mexico to New York  Trafficking in persons is the fastest-growing criminal enterprise in the world. The International Labor Organization estimates that there are over 21 million people being trafficked worldwide today. That is more than the total number of people enslaved during the entire duration of the triangle trade.New York State, including the Hudson Valley, is a source, transit and destination region for both labor and…

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The People’s Court: A Lecture by Bryan Wagner

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
205 Olin,
205 NY United States
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Bard College’s Human Right’s Project, and Department of American Studies, Languages and Literature invite you to a lecture with Bryan Wagner as he discusses “The  People’s Court” on Thursday Nov 13 The People’s Court: A lecture with Bryan Wagner, of UC Berkeley, 5pm in Olin 205 The Human Rights Project is co-sponsoring with American Studies, Languages and Literature, to bring Bryan Wagner to Bard College. “The People’s Court” lecture surveys the development of the police court in the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.…

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An Evening Discussion on Indigenous Struggles in India

November 13 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Olin 102

The Human Rights Project invites you to join us for an evening discussion on Indigenous Struggles in India with Professor Virginius Xaxa, Deputy Director and Professor of Sociology at the Tata Institute of Social Studies in Guwahati, Assam (North East India) Professor Xaxa is, himself, from the Adivasi (indigenous or tribal) community and grew up in a worker family on a tea plantation in North East India. He is now widely recognized as India’s preeminent scholar on the status and…

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An Evening with Nuruddin Farah and Mark Danner

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Campus Center MPR

The Human Rights Project at Bard College presents a public conversation between Nuruddin Farah and Mark Danner to discuss Farah’s new critically acclaimed novel Hiding in Plain Sight. Farah, who just won a Lifetime Achievement Literary Award from the South African Literary Awards, has been hailed as “the most important African novelist to emerge in the past twenty-five years” by The New York Review of Books. This event will take place on Monday, November 17, from 6 pm to 7:30…

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“Rain in a Dry Land” Film screening and Q&A with filmmaker Anne Makepeace

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fisher Studio Arts Seminar Room

Human Rights Project, Bard’s Fine Arts Department, and the Department of Africana Studies invite you to the screening of Anne Makepeace’s, “Rain in a Dry Land” followed by a discussion with Anne Makepeace. ANNE MAKEPEACE has written, produced and directed many award-winning independent films, including “We Still Live Here,” (PBS Independent Lens 2011, Telluride Moving Mountains Award); “Rain in a Dry Land,” (P.O.V. 2007, Emmy nomination); “Robert Capa in Love and War,” (Sundance, American Masters 2003, National Prime Time Emmy award); “Coming to…

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December 2014

Agnes Kamara-Umunna: “Healing pains, building futures: Hearing the voices of post-conflict Liberia”

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

Straight from the Heart Straight (SFTH) was a radio call-in program in Liberia started by Kamara-Umunna in 2004, with funding from the United Nations Mission in Liberia. It allowed Liberians to phone in live and share their stories from the second civil war (1999-2002.)  Former soldiers, many of whom were child soldiers at the time of the civil war, were frequent call-in guests, in particular. Kamara-Umunna’s call-in show was a daring experiment in how radio could be used to facilitate open conversations…

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Academic Freedom: A Roundtable Discussion

December 9 @ 7:00 pm
Campus Center MPR

Tuesday Dec. 9th at 7PM Campus Center- MPR Please join Bard College’s Human Rights Project, Hannah Arendt Center, Center for Civic Engagement, Students for Justice in the Middle East, Political Studies Program, History Program, Language and Literature Program for “Academic Freedom: A Roundtable Discussion” Panelists include: Andrew Ross is a Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. His most recent books include Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal (2014), Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times (2009), and,…

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