Upcoming Events

Past Events

Spring 2021

  • March 23: Pursuing Equity with Legislation (Dr. Heather Walter-McCabe, professor at Wayne State University and Neil Rafferty, represents Alabama’s 54th district in state legislature)
  • March 18: An Evening with Alice Walker
  • March 18: Birthing Models on the Human Rights Frontier: The Global Reproductive Rights Movement (Dr. Yashica Robinson, MD, OB/GYN at Alabama Women’s Wellness Center, Robbie Davis-Floyd and Betty Anne Daviss, authors of the new book Birthing Models on the Human Rights Frontier: Speaking Truth to Power, and Cristen Pascucci, founder and director of Birth Monopoly)
  • March 16: Social Justice Café: Women in Civil Rights Movement (Endia Harris, IHR Graduate Teaching Assistant)
  • March 3: Celebrating Women's Suffrage: Engagement and Representation in a Comparative Perspective (Dr. Mary Mayenfisch-Tobin, lawyer, mediator, and educator on gender equality and human rights, Dr. Nadia Brown, Associate Professor of Political Science, African-American Studies and Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies at Perdue University, Dr. Sarah Liu, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh)
  • March 1: An Evening with Dominque Jackson
  • February 25: Isabel Wilkerson Public Keynote Presentation
  • February 23: Social Justice Café: The Insurrection, Extremism, and What We Can Learn from Transitional Justice (Dr. Jordan Kiper (Anthropology) and Dr. Claire Greenstein (Political Science))
  • February 17: LGBTQ Movement in Palestine (Sa’ed Atshan, author of the new book Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique)
  • February 2: Social Justice Café: Biden's Human Rights Agenda (Dr. Robert Blanton, UAB Department of Political Science and Public Administration)
  • January 26: Critical Conversation: Post-Election America: What's Next for Our Communities? (Panel discussion, Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter, UAB IHR, Uche Bean, City of Birmingham, Dr. Claire Greenstein, UAB Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and Myles Moody, UAB Department of Sociology)
  • January 19: Social Justice Café: Dr. King’s Perception of Equity (Ajanet Rountree, George Mason University)

Fall 2020

  • Monday-Thursday all semester: Social Justice Café
  • November 18: What Now? – Moving Forward on Police Reform (Brandon Johnson, City of Birmingham)
  • November 9: Book discussion: The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri, with ALIRP
  • October 26: Human Rights in Times of COVID-19: The Continued Neglect of Migrants in Lesvos, Greece (Polly Pallister Wilkins, University of Amsterdam)
  • October 15: A Conversation with Derecka Purnell, with Lister Hill Center
  • October 6: Voting as a Human Right: What’s at Stake in 2020 (panel discussion: TKR, Dr. Quentin Kidd (Christopher Newport University), Dr. Rob Blanton (UAB), T. Marie King (Birmingham), Dr. Bobby Lee Harris (Foot soldier))
  • October 5: Shouting Above the Noise: Human Rights in the Age of Social Media (Ronald Niezen, McGill University)
  • October 1: Life After Prison: Insights from the Offender Alumni Association (OAA), with Lister Hill Center
  • September 23: Mass Incarceration: Policy Landscape in Alabama (Katie Glenn, SPLC and Dillon Nettles, ACLU), with Lister Hill Center
  • September 22: Voter Registration, with student clubs
  • September 17: Beyond the Usual Beating: The Jon Burge Police Torture Scandal and Social Movements for Police Accountability in Chicago (Andy Baer, UAB), with ODEI
  • September 10: History of Birmingham (Pamela King, UAB), with Lister Hill Center

Spring 2020

Fall 2019

Spring 2019

  • April 2: Unequal Burden: Advancing Health Equity Through Environmental, Economic, and Racial Justice, featuring Dr. Robert Bullard of Texas Southern University
  • March 4: Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis – Part 3: What Can We Do?
  • February 21-22: Symposium on Disability Rights
  • February 20: Lecture Series Presents: Symone Sanders
  • February 13: How a Forgotten Man Helped Shove Birmingham Into History: The Story of Charles Billups, featuring Dr. Keith Miller of Arizona State University
  • February 8: Social Spotlight Festival - Gaelynn Lea Concert

Fall 2018

  • November 13: Film Screening of "Sonita"
  • November 12: Lecture Series Presents: Derreck Kayongo
  • November 12: Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis - Part II, featuring speakers from Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, Adelante Alabama Worker Center, and the International Immigration Law Office of John Charles Bell
  • October 18: Voter Restoration Training
  • October 18: How Germany Has Come to Terms with Its Past
  • October 9: Lecture Series Presents Tarana Burke: The Power of #MeToo
  • October 1: Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis - Part I: Europe; featuring the film Non-Assistance recycle, take it. UAB recycles clean paper/cardboard, clean aluminum cans, and clean #1 plastics. Please recycle best you can, and put other waste in the correct bin.
  • September 28: Human Rights and the City; featuring IHR Director, Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter
  • September 24: Alabama Inclusive, Healthy Communities Summit
  • September 21: A Celebration of International Peace Day
  • September 20: For Freedoms Alabama Town Hall; featuring speakers from the American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, and the private sector of medicine
  • September 14: Immigrants Rights Symposium; featuring various speakers
  • September 13: A Human Rights Approach to Transgender Issues: the Right to Live Freely, Safely, and Without Fear; a panel discussion featuring Joan Rater and Brianna Patterson
  • August 22: A Conversation on Accessible Housing: The Importance of Independent Living and Visitability in Real Estate, a lecture and discussion by Darrell Christenson and panelists

Spring 2018

  • April 12: Social Spotlight Film Series
  • April 3: All In: Inclusivity Fair, featuring various organizations around UAB's campus and Birmingham
  • April 5: Masquerading Politics, featuring Dr. John Thabiti Willis of Carleton College, Dr. Rachel Raimist of UAB, and Dr. DeReef Jamison of UAB
  • April 5: Colombia's Long Search for Peace, featuring Dr. Michael J. LaRosa
  • March 23: Angélique Kidjo Performance
  • March 22: Give Her Wings: Teach Girls and Empower Women, a lecture by singer and humanitarian Angélique Kidjo
  • March 6: Iron Jawed Angels (film screening and discussion)
  • February 28: Where Do We Go from Here? Lessons from the Front Lines of the World's Major Crises, featuring Dr. Samantha Nutt, founder of War Child Canada and War Child USA
  • February 22-23: Symposium “Bystanders and Complicity in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South,” featuring various speakers and panels
  • February 21: Fearless Heart, Compassionate Mind: The Science Behind Cultivating Compassion, Dr. Thupten Jinpa, translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • January 30: Drop of Life (film screening and discussion), CEO of NGO With my Own Two Hands, Lindsey Plumier
  • January 14-19: Dr. Martin Luther King Week, various speakers

Fall 2017

Summer 2017 IHR at the United Nations in New York City

The Institute for Human Rights team participated in the 10th Conference of State Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in New York City in June 2017. Learn more about the team’s experience on the IHR blog or view pictures of the event.

Spring 2017

Fall 2016