Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

Event Type



Hulman Memorial Student Union




(812) 237-4491


Schedule of Events:

8:00 a.m. ­ Film Presentation, I Am Not Your Negro (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede III)

9:00 -9:25 a.m. ­ Opening Reception (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Sycamore Banquet Center)

Welcome: Deborah Curtis, President, Indiana State University; Duke A. Bennett, Mayor, City of Terre Haute; Danny Tanoos, Superintendent, Vigo County School Corporation Students Rebuild: Facing Difference Challenges by Eric Yeagley

9:30-10:45 a.m. ­ Plenary Session (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Sycamore Banquet Center)

Plenary speaker: The World's Future: Let's build it so we need not wonder by Ise Lyfe

Session I Workshops (11:00 ­ 11:50 a.m.)

House of Secrets: Immigrant Children on Their Own Maria Woltjen (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede II)

Changing our Political Culture: Human Rights and a Transformative Approach to Governing George Wolfe (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede III)

Social Justice Studies: Meet the Student Activists Ralph Leck, Brooke Bunch, Chase Meehan (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 307

Poor People Fighting and Winning in Indiana Stuart Mora and Lynne Murphy (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 321)

Noon-12:30 p.m. ­ Lunch

Session II Workshops (12:40 ­ 1:30 p.m.)

Taboo Topics: ŒClimate Change and Human Rights- the Connection and Impact Natalie Lucas (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Sycamore Banquet Room)

Forgiveness and Resilience Frida Umuhoza (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I)

Children & Youth: Trafficking & What You Can Do Georgiana Duarte (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede II)

Immigrants in Indiana: How to become welcoming and inclusive Terri Morris Downs (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede III)

SafeZone ­ Level One Radasia Blaylock (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 307)

Why we need to raise the minimum wage² Cathy McGuire (Hulman Memorial Student  Union, Room 321)

1:30 ­ 2:00 p.m. Resource Fair (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede 1 Hallway) Amnesty international (ISU Chapter), Communication Department, Department of Multidisciplinary Studies, Forward together, Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, SOWK505 Social Action Project, Sycamore Environmental Action Club, Terre Haute South STAND Club and Vigo County Green Party

Session III Workshops (2:00 ­ 2:50 p.m.)

Special Prosecutor's and the Role of Robert Mueller Chris Gambill (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I)

The Convention of the Rights of the Child Yuju Eunice Huang (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede II)

Studying While Poor Don Richards, Michael Williamson, Paul Asay (ISU Poverty Institute Group) (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede III)

Climate Change and the Call to Care for our Common Home Lorrie Heber (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 307)

Keep It Real RX Shakur Silas and Emily Burgar (Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 321)