"We Cannot Remain Silent": Stories of International Human Rights Activism at Union Theological Seminary, NYC

January 27, 2016
The Burke Library Reading Room (3rd Floor)

Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway

Panelists: Larry Cox, Co-Director, Kairos: The Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice and former Executive Director, Amnesty International USA; Gail Hovey, Former member of the Southern Africa Committee, American Committee on Africa; Rev. William Wipfler, Former Director of the Latin American Department of the National Council of Churches

Carolyn Klaasen, UTS PhD Candidate and Curator of the Student Interracial Ministry Exhibit, the Burke Library

Three UTS alumni reflect upon their careers in advocating for international human rights, and the connections between Union, academics and activism. How do their experiences inform and inspire new generations of activists? How do we transmit, document, and preserve the experiences of advocating for human rights and social justice?

Archival materials from the Burke Library and the Columbia Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research will be on display.

Sponsors: The Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research and The Burke Library, Union Theological Seminary; Columbia University Libraries / Information Services

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