Tired of studying? Come join the Law Students for Human Rights for cookies, brownies, chips, and other junk food! What better way to take a break from the library and forget about finals than to indulge in delicious treats?? And for those of you who ACTUALLY want to forget, adult beverages will be on hand as well!
Thank you to everyone who applied for LSHR Exec Board positions! We were thrilled by the amount of interest and dedication, and can’t wait for another great year.
Congratulations to the new officers for 2014-2015:
Chair: Rita Astoor
Vice Chair/Treasurer: Patti Shnell
Advocacy Co-Chairs: Lizzie Davis and Shane Meckler
Education/CHRGJ Chair: Nina Sheth
Outreach Chair: Allie Wilson
Career Development Chair: Amy Zajac
Social Chair: Ariela Pier
If any of you have been interested in becoming more involved in LSHR, take this opportunity to apply for one of the exec board positions! There are several to choose from, depending on your interests, and you’ll be working with some great people who share your passion and dedication.
Applications can be found under the 2013-2014 Applications tab (not sure how to change the title yet). Due by Wednesday, March 26th at midnight. There are position descriptions on the application form. If you have any questions, feel free to email Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions specific to positions, our website has a list of all the current officers (http://nyulshr.wordpress.com/meet-the-board/).
Friday, February 7, 12:30-2:00pm, WILF Hall, 5th Floor Conference Room
CHRGJ and LSHR’s Human Rights Defenders Series is proud to present a close colleague and partner of the Global Justice Clinic, Nixon Boumba, a Haitian human rights activist and member of the Kolektif Jistis Min nan Ayiti (Haiti Mining Justice Collective). Boumba has been working in mining-affected areas of Haiti to ensure that local people understand their rights in regard to the extractives industry. Besides his work on mining, Boumba is also a supporter of economic and cultural rights in Haiti, a staunch advocate on behalf of all marginalized and oppressed populations in Haiti, and a leading figure calling for vigilance and justice in Haiti’s current development climate, which is marked by notoriously low wages and controversial efforts to create industrial and tourist zones.
In his talk, Boumba will discuss the challenges inherent to being a human rights defender in a country where human rights advocates are increasingly being persecuted for their work. He will also discuss the specific tools and tactics available to advocates hoping to minimize the potential harms of mining on local communities.
The NYU-SCPS Global Affairs Program and Law Students for Human Rights at NYU Law invite you to a unique evening of film and discussion. After successful screenings in NYC and L.A., numerous reviews from BBC, NY Times, LA Times, Variety, The Huffington Post, IT News, Le Figaro and more, The Second Meeting documentary is now an official runner for the 2014 Oscars.
Following the screening, director Zeljko Mirkovic and one of the film’s protagonists, former US pilot Dale Zelko will be available to take questions and and share their thoughts. Professors Jennifer Trahan and Belinda Cooper will also be featured panelists as they join the discussion to weigh in on the international law and human rights aspects of this gripping true story and it’s implications for the similar disputes in the context of global affairs.
The Film is supported by Serbian Ministry of Culture, US Embassy Belgrade, German Marshal Fund-Balkan Trust for Democracy.
Special Guest Panel Speakers:
Professor Jennifer Trahan, J.D., LL.M. and Professor Belinda Cooper, J.D
Special Guests From the Film:
Zeljko Mirkovic – Award Winning Director and Producer, Lt. Dale Zelko Former U.S. F-117 NATO Pilot Who Was Shot Down by Serbian Soldier and Zoran Amar
PACT (Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation), THRILL (The Human Rights International Law League), and Law Students for Human Rights at NYU Law in conjunction with the NYU-SCPS Global Affairs Program
Watch the trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWG0byQevjA
“Predator Economics, Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples”Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Founder and Co-Director of Honor The EarthMonday, November 4, 2013, 4:00PM – Vanderbilt Hall Room 210Please join us for the Twentieth Annual Rose Sheinberg Lecture presented by Winona LaDuke. Her lecture is titled, “Predator Economics, Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples.” Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist who has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of Native communities. LaDuke is founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, a national advocacy group encouraging public support and funding for native environmental groups. With Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on issues of climate change, renewable energy, sustainable development, food systems and environmental justice. In her own community in northern Minnesota, she is the founder and Executive Director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation-based non-profit organizations in the country, and a leader on the issues of culturally-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems. Her work includes efforts to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.The lecture will take place on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 4:00pm in Vanderbilt Hall Room 210. 1Ls will receive PILC credit as part of the Leaders in Public Interest Series.Registration:The Rose Sheinberg Program is endowed by Jill and Richard Sheinberg, Dale J. and Arthur Galston, and the estate of Joel Dolkart to honor the memory of Rose Sheinberg. Each year the Sheinberg Committee, a joint student-faculty committee, invites a scholar working on cutting-edge issues of gender, race, and class to participate in a day of informal discussion, classroom teaching, and formal lecture to expose the Law School community to a variety of ideas, insights, and initiatives.This year’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Black, Latino, Asian Pacific American Law Association; Center for Human Rights and Global Justice; Coalition on Law and Representation; Environmental Law Society; Environmental Law Journal; Law Students for Human Rights; National Lawyers Guild; Native Studies Forum; and Women of Color Collective.Event Schedule:12:15 – 1:45 p.m.Lunch with Winona LaDuke, the Sheinberg Committee and Members of the Law School CommunityRSVP: Tsion Gurmu email@example.com:00 p.m.Keynote Speech by Winona LaDukeIntroduction by Tiokasin Ghosthorse, host of First Voices Indigenous Radio and member of the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South DakotaVanderbilt Hall, Room 210Reception immediately following in Vanderbilt Hall, Golding Lounge
Interested in working in the field of human rights this summer? Stop by Golding on Tuesday, Oct 22 between 6:30 and 8:30 to mingle with some 2 and 3L’s who have worked in different human rights positions and get advice from them about which jobs were the most rewarding and how to go about finding them.
Wine and cheese will be served!