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March events for Fifty Years After Nuremberg (Released: 2/23/96)

by Mark J. Roy, Office of University Communications.

The University of Connecticut's observance of Fifty Years After Nuremberg: Human Rights and the Rule of Law began with the dedication of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on Oct. 15, 1995. The one-year observance will culminate in a major academic conference this coming October. The following events are scheduled for the month of February:

  • Ongoing - "A Treasury of the Human Spirit" (The Papers of Senator Thomas J. Dodd and Publications Demonstrating Freedom of Expression).

    This exhibit is drawn from the Archives and Special Collections Department of the University Libraries. Open 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays. Thomas J. Dodd Research Center exhibit gallery.

  • Ongoing - Human Rights: The Status of Women Around the World.

    Special book display at the UConn Co-op Bookstore.

  • March 5 - Lecture.

    Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, internationally acclaimed peace activists, share their stories of activism and protest against Argentina s human rights violations. 4 p.m., Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center. Co-sponsored by the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Women s Center, Women's Studies and the Dodd Center Planning Committee.

  • March 6 - Virtual Equality: Mainstreaming Gay and Lesbian Liberation.

    Urvashi Vaid, national leader on gay/lesbian rights and author of the book Virtual Equity: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation will speak on the subject. 7:30 p.m., Simon and Doris Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. Co-sponsored by the Student Union Board of Governors, the Dodd Center Planning Committee, the President s Office, the Women s Center, Bigala, the Asian American Cultural Center, the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center and the African-American Cultural Center.

  • March 12 -- Profession: Neo-Nazi/Beruf: Neo-Nazi.

    Film (with subtitles) followed by panel discussion, from the German Movie Series: Insiders, Outsiders: Enthnocentrism Revisited. The film is the shocking portrayal of Ewald Althans, a young Neo-Nazi who uses the media as a means of self-aggrandizement and propoganda for Neo-Nazi ideology. The director's intention to uncover the underlying dangers of this ideology by depicting it without commentary led to much controversy over the film, which has been censored to parts of Germany. Panelists: Henry Krisch, political science; Marc Shapiro, Judaic Studies; Myra Ferree, sociology; and Christian Majari, German. 7 p.m., Simon and Doris Konover Auditorium in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

  • March 13 - American Catholicism: Authority vs. Freedom.

    Lecture by Patricia Byrne of Trinity College. 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Center, North Eagleville Road, Storrs. The lecture is part of the Loyola Colloquium, sponsored by St. Thomas Aquinas Church which has as its 1995-96 theme "The Moral Imagination and Human Rights."

  • March 25 -- Putting Science to Work for Human Rights.

    Lecture by Mary-Claire King, professor of health sciences at the University of Washington. 4 p.m., Simon and Doris Konover Auditorium in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. Sponsored by Biological Sciences, the School of Medicine, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

  • March 27 - Violence Against Women as a Human Rights Issue.

    Public policy discussion. Panelists: Anne Menard, Natural Resource Center for Domestic Violence; Marge Schuler, Women, Law and Development International; Seble Dawit, Alliances: African Women s Network; Sonya Fritz, film maker. 1-4 p.m., Simon and Doris Konover Auditorium of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. Co-sponsored by Women s Studies, the Women s Center, the Institute for Puerto Rican/Latino Studies and the Dodd Center Planning Committee.

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