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
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
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
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
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
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