Past Events

  • 2020 Oct 29

    #BlackLivesMatter Across The Americas: Black Youth Organizers and the Struggle for Racial Justice

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Join the second event in the What Justice Looks Like series for a conversation with activists from Black youth-led movements from the US and Latin America, leading the struggle against racial injustice, from police violence to structural racism and disparate effects of the COVID pandemic on racialized and low-income communities.

    Speakers:

    • Ana Belique, Reconocido Movement (Santo Domingo)
    • Daniela Rincón, Casa Cultural El Chontaduro (Cali)
    • Marcelle Decothé...
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  • 2020 Oct 29

    Advocating for the Rights of People on the Move: A conversation with Refugee Community Leaders

    Registration Closed 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for its signature weekly series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, featuring Black, Indigenous, People of Color scholars, activists, and community leaders, and experts from the Global South. Hosted and facilitated by Sushma Raman and Mathias Risse, the series also aligns with a course they will co-teach this fall at the Harvard Kennedy School on Economic Justice: Theory and Practice.

    Join us for a conversation with refugee community leaders on economic justice and migration. Abid Shamdeen, co-founder of...

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  • 2020 Oct 22

    Extractive Injustice and Grand Corruption

    Registration Closed 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for its signature weekly series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, featuring Black, Indigenous, People of Color scholars, activists, and community leaders, and experts from the Global South. Hosted and facilitated by Sushma Raman and Mathias Risse, the series also aligns with a course they will co-teach this fall at the Harvard Kennedy School on Economic Justice: Theory and Practice. 

    Panelists:

    • Camila Nobrega | Brazilian journalist ...
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  • 2020 Oct 16

    Algorithms of Oppression: A Conversation with Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble

    Registration Closed 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy featuring prominent scholars, business and technology leaders, public interest technologists, and activists who address the ethical and rights implications of the impact of Artificial Intelligence on society and human life. The title of the series draws inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

    Speaker:

    • Dr....
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  • 2020 Oct 15

    Surveillance Capitalism

    Registration Closed 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for its signature weekly series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, featuring Black, Indigenous, People of Color scholars, activists, and community leaders, and experts from the Global South. Hosted and facilitated by Sushma Raman and Mathias Risse, the series also aligns with a course they will co-teach this fall at the Harvard Kennedy School on Economic Justice: Theory and Practice. 

    Panelists:

    • Chinmayi Arun | Assistant Professor of Law,...
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  • 2020 Oct 08

    Resisting Police Violence in the Americas: Mothers on the Front Lines

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Join us for a conversation with mothers from across the Americas who, after losing children to police and state violence, have become powerful activists fighting for justice and institutional changes to end state violence affecting Black, indigenous, and low-income youth. 

    Speakers:

    • Dorothy Holmes, Ronnieman Foundation and Justice for Families, Chicago, US 
    • Débora Maria da Silva, Mothers of May, Brazil
    • Rute Fiuza, Mothers of May of the Northeast,...
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  • 2020 Oct 08

    10 Years On: Lessons from the Cholera Epidemic in Haiti

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    October 2020 marks the 10-year anniversary of UN peacekeepers’ introduction of cholera to Haiti. The resulting epidemic has killed over 10,000 people and caused immeasurable losses in Haiti. The UN’s reluctance to accept responsibility and to remedy affected communities has also tested the organization’s commitment to human rights and spurred strong criticisms from inside and outside of the organization.  This event brings together UN officials and Haiti advocates to examine what lessons the UN should draw from the cholera epidemic. Panelists will discuss how the cholera...

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  • 2020 Oct 08

    Labor Justice: Reimagining the Restaurant Industry in the time of COVID-19

    Registration Closed 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for its signature weekly series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, featuring Black, Indigenous, People of Color scholars, activists, and community leaders, and experts from the Global South. Hosted and facilitated by Sushma Raman and Mathias Risse, the series also aligns with a course they will co-teach this fall at the Harvard Kennedy School on Economic Justice: Theory and Practice.

    Panelists:

    • Saru Jayaraman | President of One Fair Wage, Co-...
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  • 2020 Oct 08

    Reimagining Rights and Responsibilities in the U.S.

    Registration Closed 10:00am to 11:30am

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for the release of our report on Reimagining Rights and Responsibilities in the United States. We'll discuss the historical context in which this project was framed, recent developments around rollbacks and movements for expansion of rights, and policy recommendations for building a more robust commitment to rights and responsibilities around six broad areas, including equal protection and due process.  We'll also discuss results from our public opinion poll and townhalls across the United States, conducted with support from the...

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  • 2020 Oct 02

    Social Justice Leaders Series led by Dr. Keisha N. Blain

    Registration Closed 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    This webinar series, curated by Carr Center Fellow Keisha N. Blain, will feature social justice leaders working at the local, national, and international level. The series will highlight the work of leaders of color who are actively challenging racism and advancing human rights.

    Panelists:

    • Jurema Werneck | Director, Amnesty International Brazil
    • Dr. Keisha N. Blain (Moderator) | Associate Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh; Fellow, Carr Center
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