Monday, April 30, 2018

Human Rights Out and About this Spring

Get out your calendars!

-- The Advocates for Human Rights, in Minneapolis, will be holding a "Discover Human Rights" training session on May 3 -4.  Registration information is available here

-- The RightsCon summit will be held in Toronto this year, from May 16-18.  More information is available here.  According to the organizers, RightsCon is "the world’s leading conference on human rights in the digital age," bring together "business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, government representatives, technologists, and human rights defenders from around the world to tackle pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and digital technology."

-- Back in the U.S., on May 31, human rights historian Carol Anderson will be presenting the 2018 Kischner Human Rights Memoral Lecture at the University of Chicago.  More information is available here

-- The next day, June 1, the Columbia Human Rights Institute will hosts its annual symposium, Advancing Racial Justice and Human Rights:  Rights-Based Strategies for the Current Era.  Registration information is available here.

-- Finally, May 25th is the deadline for submitting presentation proposals to the 2018 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva.  Find out more here.

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