Center for Civic Engagement Presents
Thursday, October 10, 2019
In Small Places Close to Home
3rd floor of the Watts dePeyster Hall, Village of Tivoli
In honor of the legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt, the Human Rights Project at Bard College and the Village of Tivoli invite you to join us for a roundtable discussion about the current state of human rights.
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm EDT/GMT-4
In connection with the commemoration of her childhood home in Tivoli, this public event revisits Eleanor Roosevelt's famous answer to the question “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin?” For Eleanor Roosevelt, it was clear that “Without concerted citizen action to uphold” human rights “close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” In that spirit, the event connects the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the increasingly dire challenges to human rights faced in the United States. How has the political discourse around human rights changed in the United States, and what are its implications? What does the term human rights mean in public culture today and how does it strengthen or limit the struggles around climate change, criminal justice, immigration, and racial, social and economic inequality? This event will take the form of a public conversation involving global and local activists, introduced by Peter Rosenblum, Professor of International Law and Human Rights, and moderated by Larry Cox, former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, in which we all grapple together with these questions (and others) "in small places, close to home."
For more information, call 845-758-6822, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm EDT/GMT-4
Location: 3rd floor of the Watts dePeyster Hall, Village of Tivoli