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Upcoming Event

Dialogue on Racism and Intolerance featuring Tendayi Achiume (UCLA School of Law and United Nations Special Rapporteur)

Campus Dialogue: C-102 (2 - 3:45 p.m.)

Keynote Talk: Snider Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on April 26, 2019 Tendayi Achiume (UCLA School of Law and United Nations Special Rapporteur)

With co-sponsorship from Phi Kappa Phi and a generous Campus Climate grant, and critical support from Dr. Alexandra Hiropoulos (Criminal Justice), the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to host a special campus event on April 26, 2019 featuring Tendayi Achiume (UCLA School of Law and United Nations Special Rapporteur).   

Professor Achiume was appointed by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in November 2017 to serve as their fifth "Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance," a distinguished position she continues to serve in. The special rapporteur serves as an independent human rights expert appointed to call attention to the most pressing problems of racial, ethnic and xenophobic discrimination and systemic intolerance around the world.  The special rapporteur conducts fact-finding visits, works directly with nations to effect change, and submits periodic reports to the Human Rights Council. The appointment also serves as a platform for interdisciplinary research and the exchange of knowledge on how to best implement global anti-racism standards.

The main component of this event will be an evening plenary talk (7:30 p.m.) in Snider Recital Hall (300 seats), immediately following the PKP induction ceremony and open to all members of our campus and local community who share an interest in social justice and human rights issues at the cutting edge of national and global conversations. The campus visit will also include special opportunities for groups of students and faculty to meet in a more intimate setting with Professor Achiume to discuss her experiences and observations while serving as special rapporteur, and to probe elements emphasized in her distinguished research and scholarship.  

Please email Tabbitha Zepeda for more information.