Reminder: Common CAHSS Dec. 10

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 is world Human Rights Day and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will be hosting the inaugural Common CAHSS 2019: Human Rights event at the Weidner Center. This day-long celebration of the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights boast 30 sessions and activities featuring a 25-booth “Engaging Human Rights: Academic and Career Paths” information fair, four live podcast recordings, interactive prayer flag making station, two music performances, improvisational acting, two arts displays, 18 discussions and presentations and an award wining human rights activist keynote.

Although, registration is required, all events are free and the day is designed for people to fit one or several sessions into their schedules as they are able. Events are listed below, for details and locations, see the schedule page.

Day-long Activities:

Time Description
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. BOOTHS: Engaging Human Rights: Academic and Career Paths
Ongoing Art Exhibit: Activism Through Art and Design
Ongoing Scene Painting Human Rights: Visual Messaging
Ongoing Hands-On Human Rights: Prayer Flag Creation

Morning Sessions:

Time Description
9 – 9:20 a.m. Introduction & Welcoming Remarks
Associate Dean Ryan Martin and Professor Alise Coen
9:30 -10:05 a.m. Gender Equity in Romantic Relationships
Presentation by Jessica Van Slooten 
9:30 -10:50 a.m. Global Storytelling and Human Rights
Presentations from Rebecca Stone Thornberry and World Theatre and Performance students
10:15 -10:50 a.m. With Murderous Intent: The Right to Violence in Ancient Greece
Presentation by Michael Holstead
10:15 -10:50 a.m. PERFORMANCE: El Sistema: Music in Venezuela and Human Rights
Presentation by Luis Fernandez and performance by the UW-Green Bay String Ensemble
11 – 11:35 a.m. Panel: The Psychological Application of Human Rights
Panel discussion featuring Jenell Holstead, Kate Burns, Illene Cupit, and Christine Smith
11 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Breaking Stigmas & Stereotypes: Humanizing Mental Health Challenges Through Storytelling
Panel discussion featuring Thomas Campbell and students
11 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Contemporary Artists as Activists
Sam Watson’s Contemporary Art 203 student presentations
11:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Human Rights, Climate Disruption and the Living Planet
Presentation by David Voelker
11:45 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. Panel: Refugees and Displacement
Panel discussion featuring David Coury, Diana Delbecchi and members of United ReSisters

Afternoon Sessions:

Time Description
12:30 – 1:05 p.m. Researching the Lost Lives of Wisconsin
Presentations by Caroline Boswell and students from History 290: The Craft of History
12:30 – 1:05 p.m. LIVE PODCAST: Bird in the Wings Podcast, “Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression”
Host Kellie Strickland interviews cartoonist, copywriter Michael Shaw
12:30 – 1:05 p.m. Barriers to Gender Equality in the Classroom Setting: Evidence and Pedagogical Solutions
Katia Levintova and Alison Staudinger discuss their recently published book
1:15 – 1:50 p.m. LIVE PODCAST: Serious Fun Podcast,“Postmodern Warfare: Video Games, Artificial Intelligence, and War Crimes?”
Hosted by Bryan Carr
1:15 – 1:50 p.m. Making War, Finding Peace: Human Rights and the Snare Drum
Percussion ensemble performance and short talk with Bill Sallak and the UW-Green Bay Percussion Studio
1:15 – 1:50 p.m. Policies and Laws: Impact on Individuals and Families in the LGBTQ+ Community
Presentation by Stacie Christian
1:15 – 1:50 p.m. Student Perspectives and Research on Human Rights
Presentations by Democracy and Justice Studies students
2 – 2:35 p.m. LIVE PODCAST: Humanities+ Podcast, “The 1619 Project”
Host Rachel Scray and guest co-host Preston Fischer discuss with Professor Eric Morgan
2 – 3:20 p.m. Improvisation in a Changing World
Student performances
2 – 3:20 p.m. History of LGBTQ+: WWII, the Stonewall Riots and the 1980s AIDS Epidemic
Presentation by Nicole Kurth
2 – 3:20 p.m. Mental Illness as a Human Rights Issue
Rotating discussions with Kris Vespia and students from Psych 494
2:45 – 3:20 p.m. LIVE PODCAST: Canonball Podcast, “The Many Faces of Dr. Seuss”
Alise Coen joins co-hosts Chuck Rybak and Ryan Martin
3:30 – 4:05 p.m. Popular Music as a Call and Response to Human Rights Issues of the 1950s and 1960s
Presentation by Christy Talbott
3:30 – 4:50 p.m. “Living Deliberately:” Discovering and Exceeding Thoreau
Presentations by Rebecca Nesvet’s English and Humanities Capstone students
3:30 – 4:50 p.m. The 16th Man: Sport and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Presentations from Eric Morgan and students in DJS 363: Democracy and Justice in South Africa
3:30 – 4:50 p.m. Is Solitary Confinement Torture?
Presentation and discussion by Derek S. Jeffreys
6 – 7 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Rais Bhuiyan

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