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
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
March 6 - Virtual Equality: Mainstreaming Gay and Lesbian
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
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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