Embrey Human Rights Program

2017-2018 Calendar

Human Rights Hangout: Q&A Edition

February 1, 2018
5-7 pm, Clements 109
Students and Alumni Only

What do you do with human rights?  How do you build a career, pay the bills, and apply human rights to your everyday life?  Join the Embrey Human Rights Program for a family-style Q&A with Dr. Rick Halperin and Dr. Brad Klein as they share life advice for social justice advocates.


The Vagina Monologues

February 9 and 10, 7:00 p.m.
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Theater
The SMU Feminist Equality Movement (FEM) will present their annual production of The Vagina Monologues, including performances by Embrey Human Rights Program majors and minors, with proceeds benefiting Genesis Women's Shelter and Support ($5 in advance, $10 at the door).


Gender Violence Panel with Survivors of Human Trafficking

February 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Theater

In partnership with the Department of Justice and the national AMBER Alert program, the Embrey Human Rights Program will highlight the testimonies of human trafficking survivors at our community Gender Violence panel. Revealing the personal impact of human trafficking, the panelists offer stories of resilience and share insights about gender violence’s continued presence across college campuses.


Singing the Beloved Community: An Evening with the Dallas Street Choir

April 5, 2018
7:30 pm, Caruth Auditorium, Meadows School of the Arts 

The Embrey Human Rights Program is excited to host the Dallas Street Choir on April 5th. Organized in partnership with the Meadows School of the Arts, this event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and consider how King's work for economic justice still resonates in 2018.”


Meadows School of the Arts Senior Dance Concert

May 4 and 5, 2018
6:00 p.m., Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center
The annual Senior Dance Concert features works choreographed and produced by seniors in the Division of Dance. This year's program will feature EHRP student Kendell Miller-Roberts, who will debut her original piece focused on the theme of gun violence in the United States.


Human Rights Youth Summit

June 23-June 24, 2018
SMU Campus

How can you pursue human rights as a high school student? How do you turn your passion for social justice into real-world change in your community? Join the Embrey Human Rights Program for our second annual Youth Summit to explore strategies for effective advocacy and build your human rights network.  For Youth Summit inquiries, contact Hope Anderson at heanderson@smu.edu

Women's Equality Day
August 23, noon
Dallas City Hall, 6th Floor Flag Room
Organized by the Women's Interest Network, this event celebrates the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote, honors those who have contributed to improve the status of women, and calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality (please wear white in honor or the suffragists).

Protecting Our Daughters and Sons: A Community Workshop to Combat Trafficking and Exploitation
September 13-14, 8:30 a.m.
Collins Executive Center
In partnership with the United States Department of Justice, national AMBER Alert program, leading community organizations, we will present a free two-day workshop on human trafficking and exploitation, the largest of its kind to be held in the Dallas-Fort Worth region (see www.smu.edu/trafficking to register or learn more).

Nazi Policy and Black Victims: From Africa to Berlin to North Carolina Lecture with Edwin Black
September 14, 7:00 p.m.
Dallas Hall, Room 306 (McCord Auditorium)
Join us in welcoming award-winning, New York Times bestselling international investigative author Edwin Black as he discusses his latest work, Nazi Policy and Black Victims, which explores how proto-Nazi ideology before the Third Reich, the wide net of Nazi-era policy, and Hitler’s post-war legacy deeply impacted Africans, Afro-Germans and African Americans throughout the 20th century and continue to hold influence today.

Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death Film Screening
September 28, 7:30 p.m.
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Forum
We are proud to partner with the new SMU African Studies program to host this screening and discussion of the film Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death, which documents how King Leopold II of Belgium turned Congo into its private colony between 1885 and 1908 and turned the country into a gulag labor camp of shocking brutality. 

The Legacy of Steve Biko in South Africa and Beyond
October 12, time TBD
Dallas Hall, Room 306 (McCord Auditorium)
Scholars and activists from South Africa and the United States will come together to examine the legacy of anti-apartheid activist and "Father of Black Consciousness," Steve Biko, in historical and contemporary struggles for justice.

Journey of Hope
October 20, 7:00 p.m.
Location TBD
The Journey of Hope…From Violence to Healing, an organization led by murder victim family members, will bring to campus speakers who will share their stories about the process of healing through reconciliation and call for alternatives to the death penalty and an end to the cycle of violence that capital punishment perpetuates in our society. 

For more information, contact EHRP Coordinator Sherry Aikman at saikman@smu.edu. If you would like to partner with EHRP for an event, please submit our Sponsorship Request Form.

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