THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2-3:15 P.M. • HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE
FREE PUBLIC TALK:
UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT AREAS: ZAINAB HAWAY BANGURA
Join the Holocaust Resource Center for a free public talk with Zainab Hawa Bangura, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Areas. The conversation will be held on Thursday, March 23, from 2-3:15 p.m. at the Holocaust Resource Center, located in the Nancy Thompson Library, Room 206.
An activist from Sierra Leone, Bangura has more than 20 years of policy, diplomatic and practical experience in the field of governance, conflict resolution and reconciliation in Africa, as well as on-the-ground experience with peacekeeping operations.
Bangura will share her insights on the most effective ways to confront the scourge of rape being used as a tool of war throughout the world. She has an extraordinary life story and deep experience, and will share the lessons she has learned over the years.
The talk will be moderated by John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project and Kean University's Ann Evans Estabrook Senior Human Rights Fellow. Prendergast will also serve as the emcee for the 10th Annual Human Rights Institute Conference, Half Empty: The Depths of the Global Water Crisis, on Friday, March 24.
Faculty are encouraged to bring their students. Students in all majors are encouraged to attend. No reservations or tickets are required.
DROPS OF INSIGHT: One Refugee's Journey to Bring Clean Water to South Sudan
Thursday, March 23, 5 p.m. • STEM Building
More than one in 10 people around the world—about 663 million people—lack access to sanitary water as a result of contamination, poor infrastructure and water scarcity. Learn more about the efforts to end this global water crisis from human rights activists Salva Dut, Sudanese refugee and founder of Water for South Sudan, and John Prendergast, Kean University's Anne Evans Estabrook Senior Fellow.
5-6:30 p.m. | Ursino
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the Kean Stage Box Office or online at bit.ly/salvadut_keanhri. Proceeds to benefit the Human Rights Institute at Kean University and Water for South Sudan.
6:30-7:15 p.m. | STEM Auditorium
Admission is free and open to all members of the campus community and the general public. Faculty are encouraged to bring their classes.
7:15-7:45 p.m. | STEM Lobby
A Long Walk to Water Book Signing
Linda Sue Park's book, A Long Walk to Water, tells the true story of Dut's experience as a "lost boy" of South Sudan. Individuals can bring their own copy of the book or purchase one at the event to have it signed by Salva Dut.
Continue the conversation at the Human Rights Institute Conference, Half Empty: The Depths of the Global Water Crisis, on Friday, March 24.
Online registration is closed. On-site registration is available.
Ending Legal Injustices through Art and Activism
Using artworks from The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions exhibition in the Human Rights Institute at Kean University Gallery as a foundation for dialog, the Ending Legal Injustices conference examined critical issues of human rights violations that are still legal in the United States and abroad. Speakers included New Jersey State Senator Raymond J. Lesniak and other change makers from local and national organizations.
The Human Rights Institute at Kean University will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2017. Click on the video below to watch a retrospective of the Human Rights Institute over the last decade.
To view the introduction videos for each Human Rights Institute Conference, click on the respective title.
2016 Locked Up in America: The Business of Incarceration
2015 Well Beings: The Human Rights Healthcare
2014 Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding Lives and Communities Postwar
2013 #ENOUGH! Affecting Change from the Front Lines to Your News Feed
2012 Creating Opportunity through Education: Empowering Women to Combat Oppression
2011 Immigration: A Melting Pot No More?
2010 Combating Hatred
2009 Slavery in the 21st Century
2008 Darfur: The First Genocide of the 21st Century