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Posted by : cj on Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 12:39 PM
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On Halloween day, Saturday, October 31, 2009, Depaul University's Institute of Law Presents an international conference on human rights and the arts: Advocacy, Expression, and Education: Exploring Human Rights through the Arts Conference; it will be free and open to the public. This event seeks to push the traditional bounds of human rights education to explore an effective, yet underutilized, method of human rights education and communication—the arts. This conference will also provide an opportunity for the artistic community with the human rights and rule of law community to connect and investigate how art can be an active and effective technique for human rights advocacy and capacity building on a local and international level. Contact Bspitzer@depaul.edu or register for free by clicking here.

Saturday, October 31, 2009, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
DePaul Conference Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd 8th Floor, Room 8005

8:00-8:30 Exhibit Hall table set-up
8:30-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcoming Remarks
9:15-10:30 Panel: Art for the Artist
This panel is composed of people who have witnessed, lived through, and/or overcome obstacles and sufferings personally or within a community. It will discuss ways in which art is used by the artist as a means for self expression, exploration and catharses. Panelists incllude Jerry Kykisz of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum; Paula Gilovich of About Face Theatre; and muralist Joel Bergner. The moderator will be Jaime Gill of PAVE.
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Panel: Interactive Education
This panel will explore how artistic mediums are employed to overcome linguistic, literacy, cultural, and normative boundaries in human rights and humanitarian law educational efforts around the world. It is Co-Sponsored by the Chicago Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Panelists include Tom Block of Human Rights Painting Project; Bernard Barrett of International Committee of the Red Cross; Richard Lubben, Curator STC Art Gallery; and Michele Feder-Nadoff of Cuentos Foundation. The moderator will be Political Science Professor Jenny Clark:.
Trafficking Task Force Member
12:00-1:00 Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 -- Special performance by “Louder Than a Bomb” poetry slam champion Jessica “FM Supreme” Disu.
1:00-2:00 Breakout Sessions exploring the use of different mediums
2:00-2:45 Opportunities to Get Involved: Exhibit Tables
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Panel: Picture This! This panel will explore the use of art as a means to convey the realities of international conflicts, human rights atrocities, and individual experiences to audiences who have not experienced them directly. This process casts the artists as story tellers and historians. Panelists TBA.
4:30- 5:00 Closing Remarks

 
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