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2023 Human Rights Lecture Series: The Future of Social Housing

A Coversation with Jennifer Martinez (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative), Regina Williams (SV@Home), and Tomiquia Moss (All Home)

This expert panel reacts to currently proposed legislation and provide their views on social housing and the provision of housing as a human right.

The Future of Social Housing in CA

2022 Human Rights Lecture Series: Confronting American Militarism: Peace and Security After the War on Terror

In 2020 the U.S. spent more ($778B) on its military than the next eleven countries combined--39% of total military spending in the world and nearly double what the U.S. spent in 2001. In the same year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned that the world is closer to a nuclear apocalypse than ever in history, and the chances for such a conflict increase from another certain threat to species survival in the impacts of climate change. In 2022, military tensions are on the rise between the U.S. and Russia, devastating humanitarian disasters continue in Yemen and Afghanistan in the wake of war, technological and military competition between the U.S. and China continues to increase, and the world still seeks answers to solving global health and climate crises. How can we re-think the U.S. approach to achieving global peace and security as we face these overlapping social problems?

2022 HRI lecture Series Panel

2021 Human Rights Lecture Series:
Black Feminism, Socialism, and the Work of Dr. Angela Davis

LIVE WATCH PARTY with (live) Q&A: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

TEACH-IN PANEL Discussion: Dr. Angela Davis and the Indispensability of Black Feminism and Socialism in 2021

Keynote Address from Dr. Angela Davis

Resource Guide for Educators [pdf]

Keynote speaker on the couch holding a microphone.Economic Human Rights & the Dignity of Working People

October 27 - 28, 2016

Two days of talks, workshops, and organizing activities on economic human rights, discrimination, and effective practices for realizing human rights in the workplace and our communities at-large.

Keynote speaker Angela DavisHuman Rights, Racism & the Police State

April 16, 2015
Noon - 5 p.m

Panels, workshops, presentations, and solitary cell art installations with Keynote speaker Dr. Angela Davis.

School of Americas WatchSchool of the Americas Watch

October 17, 2013
Sweeney Hall 100 
3 - 5 p.m.

Guest included long time leaders of SOA Watch, organizers dedicated to closing the former School of the Americas, Fort Benning, Georgia. The SOA infamously trained despots and tyrants all over the world. 


Guest Speaker Dr. Jeffrey OgbarHip Hop, Social Justice and the War on Drugs

March 21, 2012
Student Union Ballroom
1 - 5 p.m.

A free play chess and hip hop appreciation event hosted by the Hip Hop Chess Federation followed by a human rights panel presentation with guest speaker Dr. Jeffrey Ogbar.