Tarana Burke, other human rights experts to speak this fall

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human rights streamThroughout the fall semester, UAB’s Institute of Human Rights (IHR) will host a number of world leaders in human rights to discuss topics that range from freedom of speech to the global refugee crisis to the #MeToo movement.

Next up — the UAB Students for Human Rights Club will host a town hall, For Freedoms Alabama, 6-8 p.m  Sept. 20 in Hill Student Center Ballrooms C and D. The forum will highlight the significance of freedoms of speech, of worship, from want and from fear. The event is cosponsored with the For Freedom 50 State Coalition.

The Alabama Inclusive, Healthy Communities Summit is coming to the UAB Alumni House noon-4 p.m. Sept. 24 and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 25. The conference will address the fundamentals of walkability — with walkability expert Mark Fenton — and what it takes to create connected, inclusive and healthy communities that are safe for all ages and abilities.

See a complete list of events through Nov. 13 below and visit the IHR website for more information on each.

  • Human Rights and the City: Shaping Urban Spaces for Access, Inclusion and Empowerment for All
    Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Heritage Hall Room 126
  • Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis – Part I: Focus on Europe
    Oct. 1, 6-7:30 p.m., Hill Student Center Ballrooms C and D
  • Lecture Series Presents Tarana Burke: The Power of Me Too
    Oct. 9, 6-9 p.m., UAB Alys Stephens Center
  • How Germany Has Come to Terms with Its Past
    Oct. 18, 6 p.m., Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Sidewalk Talk
    Nov. 5, 5-9 p.m., check the IHR website for location updates
  • The Crisis in Cameroon
    Nov. 8, 6-7:30 p.m., Hill Student Center Ballrooms C and D
  • Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis – Part II: Focus on the United States
    Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m., Birmingham Southern College Norton Theater
  • Screening of “Sonita”
    Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m., Edge of Chaos