St. Norbert College to host human rights event

Beginning Monday, Dec. 6-9

From St. Norbert College, November 22, 2010
by Stephen Schumacher, stephen.schumacher@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

The St. Norbert College Peace and Justice Center will host a series of events Dec. 6-9 in recognition of Human Rights Day. All events will take place on the St. Norbert College campus and are free and open to the public.

The events are as follows:

"Innocent Casualties of Civil War" by internationally known photographer Heather McClintock
Dec. 6-9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (daily)
Van Den Heuvel Family Campus Center

"Children in Armed Conflict: the Case of Northern Uganda"
A screening of the documentary film "Children of War," the story of a counseling center in Uganda serving children who escaped from the LRA, will be shown and followed by remarks.

Wednesday, Dec 8. Reception at 5:30 p.m., film at 6:15 p.m., discussion will follow.
Ft. Howard Theater, Bemis International Center

"Art as Therapy" Art Exhibit
An exhibit of art created by ex-child soldiers with their own commentary.
Thursday, Dec. 9, noon-7 p.m.
Bemis International Center Mezzanine

"Child Soldiers"
A lecture on child soldiers by Victor Ochen, director and founder of the African Youth Initiative Network.
Thursday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.
Ft. Howard Theater, Bemis International Center

Dec. 10 is Human Rights Day. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.

The Peace and Justice center provides resources and opportunities for the St. Norbert College community and others to discuss, understand and partner for change in some of the most complex issues of our time. Its cirricular and co-curricular programs help prepare students to engage with issues of peace and justice both locally and globally with clarity and charity. The Center's theme this year is "The Face of Human Rights."

For more information please contact Robert Pyne, director of the Peace and Justice Center, at (920) 403-4088 or robert.pyne@snc.edu.