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Human Rights Events

International Network of Genocide Scholars 4th Global Conference on Genocide
Host: International Network of Genocide Scholars
Dates: December 4-7, 2014
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

International Network of Genocide Scholars’ 4th Global Conference invites papers, panels and roundtables on any aspect of genocide and mass trauma. Southern Africanists working on topics such as the Marikana massacre, xenophobic violence, mass trauma in Zimbabwe, as well as on collective violence during the colonization and liberatory struggles in the region are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts. Presentations on broader African experiences of mass violence such as those in Darfur and the Democratic Republic of the Congo among others are expressly welcome. Given that the conference will be held in the immediate wake of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, and in the months leading up to the centenary of the Armenian genocide, papers and panels on these cases are also encouraged. Another theme of particular interest is that of climate change and challenges it poses for genocide studies and prevention.

Free Minds, Free People
Host: Education for Liberation Network
Dates: July 9-12, 2015
Location: Oakland, CA
Free Minds, Free People is a national conference that brings together teachers, high school and college students, researchers, parents and community-based activists/educators from across the country to build a movement to develop and promote education as a tool for liberation. We seek to develop ways of teaching and learning both in and out of school that help us to build a more just society. The conference is a space in which these groups can learn from and teach each other, sharing knowledge, experience and strategies.

5th Global Conference on Genocide
Host: International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS)
Date: 26-29 June, 2016
Location: Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Van Deer Institute, Jerusalem
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Hold the Wall
The federal government will soon make a decision on approving the Enbridge Northern Gateway tar sands pipelines and tankers project. The Yinka Dene Alliance of First Nations is committed to using all lawful means to stop this devastating project from ever being built through our territories, and has joined with other First Nations to create a powerful and unbroken wall of opposition. We are asking you to stand with us to Hold the Wall. SIGN NOW!