Events in 2011

2011-11-20 The Last Survivor, 7:00 pm, screening of the film “The Last Survivor” plus, special guest, noted photographer Jean-Luc Dushime, who is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough, MA.   Sponsored by Congregation B’nai Shalom and the Unitarian Universalist Society of Westborough.
2011-11-04 Darfur: No Way Forward from a Dangerous and Unsustainable Situation, lecture by Eric Reeves, 7 pm, Grace Church, 385 Essex Street, Salem.  Co-sponsored by the Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice, the Salem Athenæum, and Grace Church In Salem. $15. ($10 for Salem Athenæum and Grace Church members/Salem Award donors.) Free for students with ID.
2011-10-20 Human Rights lecture, featuring Paul Rusesabagina and Charlie Clements, 7 PM, Faneuil Hall, Boston.  Paul Rusesabagina: Human Rights Activist; President and Founder, The Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation; Author, An Ordinary Man. The Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation was founded in 2006 by Paul Rusesabagina, who is the real life hero of the acclaimed film Hotel Rwanda. Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed by Don Cheadle in the film, saved the lives of more than 1,200 people during the Rwandan genocide and has been honored internationally for his heroism. Today, the Foundation works to prevent future genocides and raise awareness of the need for a new truth and reconciliation process in Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Charlie Clements, Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government will introduce Paul Rusesabagina.  This event is the K. George and Carolann S. Najarian, M.D.  Lecture on Human Rights, an Endowed Public Program of Armenian Heritage Park
2011-09-24
and 09-25
Informed Activism: Armed Conflict Scarce Resources and Congo, conference at Clark University, program here and registration here. The morning lectures and afternoon workshops will highlight policy-oriented scholars and NGOs that maintain field operations on the ground in Congo. These include Jewish World Watch, Friends of Congo, The Enough Project, Panzi USA, the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, and HEAL Africa, among others. $25.
2011-09-20 The Rescuers, documentary screening followed by Q&A, 4:45 PM at the Stuart Street Playhouse, 200 Stuart Street, Boston, during the 27th Boston Film Festival. Panel features Director/Producer Michael King, Producer Joyce D. Mandell, award-winning Boston TV journalist Liz Walker and Derrek L. Shulman, Regional Director, ADL New England. Tickets are $9, available for purchase here. Trailer and more information on this award-winning film here.
2011-09-19 Panel of speakers on Ogaden Ethiopia, 7 PM, Library Lecture Room, Wellesley College, featuring Tobias Hagmann, Faisal Roble, Fowsia Abdulkadir. Flyer here. Campus map here.
2011-05-06 Lessons from Darfur and Sudan and Challenges Ahead, 6 PM, panel discussion with Bec Hamilton, journalist and author of “Fighting for Darfur,” and Laura Jones, Sudan Policy Analyst, Enough Project, at the Weiner Auditorium, Taubman Building, Ground Floor, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, at the Harvard Kennedy School.  Sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights and the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur, and co-sponsored by Amnesty International and My Sister’s Keeper.  Flyer here.
2011-05-01 Zalmen or the madness of God, 5 PM, a play by Elie Wiesel, produced and directed by Guila Clara Kessous, The Northwest Building at Harvard University, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge. Tickets: $16 general, $10 for students.
2011-05-01 Yom Hashoah commemoration, 10:30-noon, New England Holocaust Memorial, Congress Street, Boston, with world renowned Israeli hip-hop violinist, Miri Ben-Ari, Miss Massachusetts, Loren Galler-Rabinowitz, and Rev. Liz Walker, award winning TV journalist, activist, and founder of My Sister’s Keeper.   Rain location at Faneuil Hall.
2011-04-28 The Last Survivor, screening, 6-8 PM, Sever Hall 213, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, sponsored by African Rights Monitor in recognition of April as Genocide Prevention Month. Filmmakers Michael Pertnoy and Micheal Kleiman offer us a poignant look at the stories of four survivors of four different genocides, and how all of them have risen from their tragedies to bring the anti-genocide movement into the media spotlight.
2011-04-15 96th anniversary commemoration of the Armenian genocide, 11 AM, House of Representatives Chamber, State House, Boston, followed by a light reception in the Great Hall.  Flyer here.
2011-04-14 Reimagining South Sudan: A Symposium on the Future of a New African Country, 4 PM, Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge.  In an historic referendum on January 9, 2011, nearly 99% of voters in southern Sudan cast their ballots in favor of secession from the North. After two decades of conflict, what happens next? Sponsored by the Committee on African Studies and the Committee on Ethnic Studies, join experts from across the University as well as individuals who survived the war for a lively and pertinent discussion on the future of Africa’s newest nation. Contact harvardafricanstudies@gmail.com. Posting and map here.
2011-04-11 “You and the Effort to End Genocide in Darfur, 7 PM, featuring John Prendergast, Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Community Education Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland.  Flyer here.
2011-04-08 Get On the Bus for Human Rights, an annual day of human rights education and activism organized by Amnesty International USA Group 133 of Somerville, MA. Bus trip and events in NYC. Details at www.gotb.org.
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