"Making Human Rights Real" Panel
Sept. 6, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Sept. 6 from 4-5 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher
Street Bloomington), Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Educational Studies
Irving Epstein, Professor of Hispanic Studies Carmela Ferradans, Chair of Sociology
and Anthropology and Associate Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart, Professor
of Art Sherilyn McElroy, Professor of Political Science William Munro and Chair and
Associate Professor of Political Science James Simeone will host an opening forum
on the "Making Human Rights Real" Cluster of courses and related activities.
The program will include a brief overview of the history of human rights, explanation
of some terms recurring in following forums and introduction to the kind of experiences
that students will be exposed to during the semester. Also experiences and interests
regarding human rights will be discussed in small groups.
"Making Human Rights Real" panels are in connection with the human rights cluster
of courses offered by various departments. The cluster includes five instructors teaching
eight courses during the fall 2012 semester, who plan a joint series of activities
that support student engagement regarding human rights themes. The departments of
Anthropology, Educational Studies, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, and Political
Science offer the courses.
Contact: Mallika Kavadi '15, (309) 556-3181 firstname.lastname@example.org