Apr 28, 2020
12:10pm - 1:10pm    |    Virtual Event via Zoom

The pandemic is, quite literally, pushing people apart. Physical distancing makes traditional forms of organizing and activism—rallies, protests, Know Your Rights trainings; the people power generated by physical proximity—impossible. The pandemic exacerbates preexisting inequities, disproportionately affecting communities and people already marginalized. How are organizations and social movements shifting tactics to continue to build the power of marginalized communities in this new era?  What are the greatest challenges? How can human rights organizations and academic institutions best provide solidarity that centers the leadership and calls to action from those most affected? Join us for a talk with experts Antonio Gutierrez (Organized Communities Against Deportations), Michelle Morse (Equal Health), Tawana Petty (Detroit Community Technology Project), and Shawn Sebastian (People’s Action); moderated by Sukti Dhital (NYU Law).


About the Series

The impacts of the novel coronavirus are being felt across the world, and in all domains of our lives, from physical and mental health, to job security, housing, and family life. Existing inequalities are more visible than ever, with the burdens of the crisis falling on some much more than others. Some governments are exploiting the crisis to crackdown on civil liberties. This series brings together scholars and practitioners to discuss the threats we face, and how we might respond.

The series is organized by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, and Just Security.

Free and open to the public. Join events via *NEW* Zoom here (password: 200022). Other options available below.

Event Series Co-Sponsors 

  • Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Center for International Human Rights Law and Advocacy, University of Wyoming College of Law
  • Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic
  • Cornell International Human Rights Clinic: Litigation and Advocacy
  • Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
  • Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute
  • Human Rights Center, University of Dayton
  • Human Rights Center, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program of Harvard Law School
  • Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University
  • International Commission of Jurists
  • International Human Rights Clinic, University of Chicago Law School
  • International Human Rights Law Clinic, UC Berkeley
  • Open Society Justice Initiative
  • Opinio Juris
  • Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Northeastern Law School
  • Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA
  • Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
  • Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah

To Join the Events

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Please note that all sessions will be recorded and published, contingent on consent from presenters in each. Attendees should be mindful of this in case their personal information, including possibly name, picture, or video appears at any time during any of the recordings.

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