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Schedule and Speakers

"Oppression & Opportunity," the University's 8th annual Human Rights Film Series, offers a lineup of award-winning documentaries that address some of the most critical abuses of human rights in our world today.

Thursday, January 22

White Like Me

An examination of the legacy of white privilege in America, and how that legacy continues to perpetuate racial inequality and shape public policy.


Connie Parker, President, NAACP Pittsburgh Chapter 

Cameron McLay, Chief of Police, City of Pittsburgh

George Yancy, Ph.D., Professor,  Department of Philosophy, Duquesne University

Wednesday, January 28

Power & Control

A sobering look at domestic abuse in our society, through the eyes of one woman-abuse that results in more deaths per year than the number of soldiers killed in Iraq.


Nicole Molinaro Karaczun
Director of Services, Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh


Monday, February 2

Fed Up

A provocative expose of the relationship between Big Food and Big Government, whose products and policies have resulting in a nationwide obesity epidemic.


Jennifer Nachreiner, MPH, RD, Community Involvement Chair, Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Member, Eat Right Pittsburgh

Juliet Mancino, MS, RDN, CDE, EMPOWER Weight Loss Study Lead Interventionist, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Adjunct Faculty, Duquesne University School of Nursing, Member, Eat Right Pittsburgh

Monday, February 9

Not My Life

The story of modern slavery and human trafficking on five continents, from child labor in India, to prostitution in the US.


Lynsie S. Clott, MPIA, Director of Programs, The Project to End Human Trafficking, Western PA Human Trafficking Coalition, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Judy Hale Reed, MPA, JD, Staff Attorney & Special Projects Coordinator, The Project to End Human Trafficking, Western PA Human Trafficking Coalition, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Wednesday, February 18

Fourth World

A harrowing look at the plight of more than 2 billion people on our planet, living in deplorable slums in the dark shadows of major cities-a social powder keg which the world cannot afford to ignore.


 Speaker: Luke L. Hingson, President, Brother's Brother Foundation


Monday, February 23


A candid examination of the apathy and cynicism of the Millennial generation-and a challenge to students and young people everywhere to embrace the spirit of activism of earlier generations.


Brooke Tenison, Students for Human Rights, Duquesne University

Stephanie Mullen, Strong Women,Strong Girls, Duquesne University

Matt Burnett, Rotaract, Duquesne University

Matt Broeren, Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus, (Holy Ghost Council #10812), Duquesne University

Daniel Rivkees, Delta Chi, Duquesne University


 All screenings at 7 p.m. in 105 College Hall on the campus of Duquesne University