International Women’s Day Film Screening

Location: VH 204
Date: March 5, 2014
Time: 4:30 pm – 6 pm
Join Law Women and Law Students for Human Rights for a film screening in honor of International Women’s Day. We will be showing two short films: Pray the Devil Back to Hell (winner of the 2008 Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival) and Through Her Eyes (a powerful documentary co-produced by Rebecca Gerome, a current NYU Law student). Dinner and drinks will be served.
Our first short film, “Through Her Eyes,” is a documentary about a woman’s inspiring story of strength and survival. Through scenes of her daily life in Amman, Jordan, Mervat shares how she rebuilt her life and regained her sense of dignity after surviving domestic violence and a crime “in the name of honor” which left her disabled. (17 mins) 
“Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” the second film, is the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. Featuring Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee. (54 mins)  
International Women’s Day is held on March 8 every year and is a day to honor women’s achievements across political, economic, social, and cultural spectrums. 

The Vagina Monologues

February 12th, 13th, and 14th at 8pm in Tishman Auditorium.
Come out to see NYU Graduate Women perform Eve Ensler’s play to join the global effort to stop violence against women and girls! It is a great show: it’s about vaginas, people with vaginas, people who love vaginas, and people who love people with vaginas. It is also honest, uncomfortable and hilarious. Tickets will be available for $10 in advance in Golding starting tomorrow. Tickets will also be available for $15 at the door. Join us for some snacks and drinks before the show in Kushner at 7pm and after the show on Wednesday at Malt House and Thursday’s SBA/VM Bar Review at Village Pourhouse.

The Human Rights Defenders Series Presents: Understanding Haiti Today: Human Rights, the Resource Curse, and the Plunder of Poverty: A Talk with Nixon Boumba of the Haiti Mining Justice Initiative.

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.