Past Events

Fall 2019

  • September 12: An Evening with Charlene Carruthers
  • September 26: Human Trafficking in Alabama, featuring State Rep. Merika Coleman
  • September 26: The Crisis in Yemen, featuring Fatima Abo Alasrar

Spring 2019

  • February 8: Social Spotlight Festival - Gaelynn Lea Concert
  • 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 20: Lecture Series Presents: Symone Sanders
  • February 21-22: Symposium on Disability Rights
  • March 4: Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis – Part 3: What Can We Do?
  • April 2: Unequal Burden: Advancing Health Equity Through Environmental, Economic, and Racial Justice, featuring Dr. Robert Bullard of Texas Southern University

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