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Central American Studies Human Rights Series

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

detail of photo of the genocide trial of General Efraín Ríos Montt in Guatemala
Testimony and photos on the historic genocide trial of General Efraín Ríos Montt in Guatemala by human rights activist Maryelena Bustamante, M.A. and member of the Guatemalans Collective Against Impunity in Guatemala. Read more

Annual Kazi Nazrul Islam Lecture

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Kazi Nazrul Islam
"The Detective and the Poet: Why Did Kazi Nazrul Islam Court Controversy?" Dr. Rachel Fell McDermott of Barnard College will speak. For more information contact Dr. Phyllis Herman,   or 818/677-3925. Read more

The Jewish Immigrant in World Cinema

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

The Jewish Immigrant in World Cinema

Jews have been extraordinary in world history for their migration to distant lands over the centuries. How does world cinema portray this? Professor Lawrence Baron will discuss this topic, illustrated with select movie clips. Read more

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The Kindness of the Hangman

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:30pm

The Kindness of the Hangman

Dr. Henry Oster, author of The Kindness of the Hangman (Higgins Bay Press, 2014), which tells a gripping tale of the 2,011 Jews who were rounded up by the Gestapo and deported from Cologne, Germany. Henry is the only one still alive to tell their story. Read more

Film Screening: “10,000 Black Men named George”

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

10,000 Black Men Named George Movie Poster

Black History Month

Q&A with Special Guest Robert Townsend

Registration Required. Space is limited so get your tickets early!

The story of union activist Asa Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America. To register for this event please, Read more

Haiti International Film Festival: "La Belle Vie"

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Rachelle Salnave

Black History Month

Haitian Americans Telling their Stories

Q&A after the Film

The Haiti International Film Festival includes three feature documentaries about Haitian Americans telling their authentic stories of their struggle with their dual identity of being Haitian and American. This film: La Belle Vie is a story about a Haitian-American filmmaker, Rachelle Salnave’s journey to discover her Haitian roots... Read more