When: This conference will take place from Thursday, February 7th to Saturday, February 9th. The event will kick off at 7 PM on Thursday with a screening of The Invisible War.
Where: The majority of the conference events will take place in the Rackham Ampitheatre (map). Two exceptions to this are:
- 3 PM on February 8th, the UM faculty panel will take place in the North Quadrangle, Space 2435
- 4:30 PM on February 8th, the Student Justice Showcase will take place in the North Quadrangle, Space 2435 (map)
What: This is the eighth annual conference for Human Rights Through Education (HRTE), a student founded & student-led organization that seeks to foster a campus culture of respect and awareness for human rights. Human Rights Held Captive: Perspectives on the Justice System will explore a wide range of topics including the imprisonment of minorities, prison conditions, incarceration and sentencing, prisoner reentry and rehabilitation, the death penalty, and detention and torture on both domestic and international levels.
Who: The conference will have a number of distinguished speakers and panelists including:
- Paul Butler: a former prosecutor, a current law professor at Georgetown University, and author of “Let’s Get Free a Hip Hop Theory of Justice”.
- Paul Draus: a Director of Public Administration, Director of Public Policy and Associate Professor of Sociology at UM Dearborn.
- Frannie Shepherd-Bates: Executive Artistic Director of Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company and facilitator of its Shakespeare in Prison program, which just celebrated its one year anniversary at Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
- And more!
Why: Anyone interested in learning more about human rights in both a domestic and global perspective should visit this event.