Wednesday, January 31, 2018
First, the deadline: February 5 is the deadline for submitting a paper/panel proposal to this year's annual conference of the Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS). The conference, held in Rome from July 12-14, 2018, will focus on Human Rights, Migration, and Global Governance. More information is available here.
Second, the headline: Laura Germino, a co-founder of the human rights group Coalition of Immokalee Workers, attended the State of the Union address as the guest of U.S. Representative Lois Frankel. Germino, who directs CIW's Anti-Slavery Program that combats sexual harassment and abuse, is featured in a video released by Rep. Frankel prior to the event. Frankel and her guests wore black to the speech in solidarity with the #MeToo movement.