The 2017 Social Practice of Human Rights Conference

Exploring challenges to advocacy posed by racism, xenophobia, & other forms of extremism.

OpenGlobalRights is teaming up with the University of Dayton Human Rights Center to feature its biennial conference, The Social Practice of Human Rights 2017 (SPHR17).

The University for the comon good: The University of Dayton — a Catholic, Marianist research university — has long been a center of programming, dialogue and education on social justice and human rights. Founded in 2013, the Human Rights Center expands the University of Dayton’s mission to integrate both the theoretical and practical approaches to learning and unite with other institutions, groups and individuals working to realize the common good — locally and globally.

SPHR17 explores challenges to advocacy posed by racism, xenophobia, other forms of extremism and what Pope Francis has termed “the globalization of indifference.”

A series of articles on these topics will be published here pre- and post-conference to grow conversations. 

Videos of SPHR keynote addresses and plenary dialogues will be available here in the coming weeks as well.

Visit go.udayton.edu/hrc and follow @udhumanrights to learn more and stay updated about #SPHR17.

Quicklinks: 

Speakers, ProgramBrochure

Have questions?

Reach out to us  at: hrc@udayton.edu OR info@openglobalrights.org

 

    

VIDEOS

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SPHR17 Opening Remarks: Tony Talbott, HRC and William Dobson, NPR

SPHR17 Concluding Plenary: OpenGlobalRights

SPHR17 Plenary: Modern-day Slavery Advocacy in a Globalization of Indifference

SPHR17: Transitional Justice and Peace in Colombia: A Victim’s View - Nadiezhda Henriquez

SPHR17 Plenary: Peace Advocacy in a Globalization of Indifference

SPHR17: Migrants Under Attack in the US & the Roadmap towards Human Rights - Marilena Hincapie

SPHR17 Plenary: Forced Migration Advocacy in a Globalization of Indifference

 

 

Learning and unlearning the alchemy of human rights education

March 22, 2018
By: Shayna Plaut
Español | Français | العربية | Deutsch

As human rights educators, fostering more effective learning and advocacy is often more about how we ...

Fighting for indigenous rights in the Trump era

March 15, 2018
By: Tereza M. Szeghi
Español

American Indians are actively resisting Trump’s efforts and working to achieve their civil and human ...

Reframing sexual harassment as gender-based violence: the value of a rights framework

March 8, 2018
By: Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak
Français | Español

When sexual harassment is reframed as gender-based violence and a human rights violation, rather than ...

Building up vs. trickling down: human rights in Southern Africa

November 16, 2017
By: Kristi Heather Kenyon
Español | Setswana | Zulu

Do we achieve human rights by enacting UN-sanctioned treaties at the legislative level, or at the grassroots ...

Human Rights “Light”: using rhetoric to unite disparate disciplines

November 8, 2017
By: Tony Talbott
العربية | Español | Français

The use of superficial human rights rhetoric across varied issue areas is not a “dumbing down” of a ...

The US role in forced migration from the Middle East

October 18, 2017
By: Azadeh Shahshahani
العربية

American foreign policy is at the root of forced migration from different parts of the world, and human ...

Research offers tough love to improve human rights practices

September 20, 2017
By: Joel R. Pruce
Français | العربية | Español

In human rights work, practicing the same habits does not guarantee improvement over time.

Tailoring the message: How the political left and right think differently about human rights

August 10, 2017
By: Joe Braun & Stephen Arves

Effectively motivating people to care about human rights depends largely on where they fall on the political ...

Why engaging with perpetrators isn’t possible in Iran (yet)

April 19, 2017
By: Mahmood Monshipouri
فارسی

Engagement with Iranian human rights perpetrators might help someday, but in the current political climate ...

Scientists and engineers as partners in protecting human rights

August 1, 2016
By: Theresa Harris
Español

Growing interest in pro bono service among scientists and engineers is generating new opportunities ...