September 2020 Newsletter

Human Rights at Home: Racial Injustice in the US from a Human Rights Perspective

The Center for Global Engagement is hosting a Global Perspective Series on "Human Rights at Home," a three-part fall series. Experts will discuss why the United States has taken a divergent route on human rights and how embracing the international human rights system could make a critical impact in addressing systemic racism and differential access to education and health care.
Racial Injustice in the U.S. from a Human Rights Perspective
September 17 from noon - 1 p.m.
Join CGE for a discussion about systemic racism in the United States with a specific focus on whether applying a human rights lens would be a step forward toward addressing racism in this country.
Moderated by Roger J. Ward, JD, MSL, MPA, Interim Provost, University of Maryland, Baltimore 
  • Russell McClain, JD, Law School Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, UM Carey Law School  
  • Peter Danchin, JD, Director International and Comparative Law Program and Professor of Law, UM Carey Law School 
  • Neijma Celestine-Donner, MSW, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, UM School of Social Work 
  • Jackie Smith, PhD, Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh and co-coordinator of the Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance
Experiences of Black UMB Students, Scholars, and Alumni from a Global and Local Perspective
October 13 from noon - 1 p.m.
Health as a Human Right in the United States: What COVID-19 Has Exposed
November 17 from 10 - 11 a.m.
Join us and take part in these important discussions on Human Rights at Home.

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