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Schedule and Speakers

"Human Rights in the Age of Trump," the University's 11th 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.


Wednesday, January 17

13th

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery. But have African-Americans really escaped the legacy of servitude? Why is there a much higher proportion of African-Americans in US prisons?

Speaker:

Jeff Mallory
Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Duquesne University


Wednesday, January 24

Inconvenient Sequel

Al Gore's powerful follow-up to An Inconvenient Truth--and a call to action to all of us to take a leadership role in battling climate change, in defiance of the current administration's claim that climate change is a hoax...before it is too late.

Speaker:

Andrew McElwaine
Vice President for Sustainability
Heinz Foundation


Wednesday, January 31

Constructing the Terrorist Threat

Trump once called for a complete ban on the entry of Muslims into our country. Do you view all Muslims as terrorists? This doc will force you to confront your personal bias of Islam and terrorism.

Speaker:

TBD


Wednesday, February 7

Human Flow

We are currently witnessing the greatest migration of human beings in history. Millions of people are being forced from their homelands as a result of drought, genocide and war. What can we do to offer refuge, and alleviate their suffering? An epic film by Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei.

Speaker:

Andrew Van Treeck, Volunteer Coordinator
Refugee and Immigrant Services
Jewish Family and Children's Services



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