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Human Rights Colloquium Series Final Speaker Announced

Ann Beeson, Executive Director of U.S. Programs for the Open Society Institute, will be wrapping up our Rogers Human Rights Colloquium Series this year. She'll be speaking in Room 118, Tues, April 20, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., on “Aliens, Superkillers, and Terrorists:  Reflections on the Strengths and Failures of Social Justice Movements.”

What do current movements to end the death penalty, reform immigration policy, and protect human rights after 9/11 have in common? How can other movements learn from strategies and tactics key to the success of these movements? What lessons can be learned from their failures? Ann Beeson will discuss three movements active in the United States today and compare and contrast their components. She'll discuss the role of litigation, grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, research, and communications, and how movements are using these tools together to advance a shared vision for social change. Join us as Ann shares her observations about some of the critical elements of social movement-building in the United States today. Ann Beeson is the Executive Director of U.S. Programs at the Open Society Institute, which supports organizations that are working to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable people and to promote human rights, justice, and accountability.


Posted:04/14/2010