April 7th - 14th, 2016
Transcending Borders: Migration and Human Rights Week

This diverse, week-long series of events in April offered participants from Northeastern and the Greater Boston communities the opportunity to examine the global migration crisis from a human rights perspective. Particular care was taken to create spaces for dialogue around these often contentious issues.

GordonFeatured Event: 2016 Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture
Racism and Inclusion: Where is Europe Heading?
This year’s Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture featured keynote speaker Morten Kjaerum, director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
Co-sponsored by Kemet Chapter, Black Law Students Association (BLSA).
Wednesday, April 13th, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, 240 Dockser Hal

JimanezPHRGE Forum
The Human Rights of Migrants: A Central American Perspective
Featuring Mirna Perla Jiménez, Judge, Professor of Law, and retired Justice of the Supreme Court of El Salvador.
Co-sponsored by Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) and Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA).
Thursday, April 7th, 6:00-7:30pm, 250 Dockser Hall 

PHRGE ForumForum 2
The Ones Left Behind: The Impact of Migration on Communities in Rural Guatemala 
Featuring Luisa Hernández Simaj and José Daniel Chich González from the Human Rights and Migration Project in Zacualpa, Quiché, Guatemala.
Co-sponsored by Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice.
Monday, April 11th, 6:00-7:30pm, 220 Dockser Hall 

MigrationStudent Dialogue
Talking Migration: A Northeastern Community Dialogue

A facilitated dialogue to get Northeastern talking about our attitudes on immigration. 
Hosted by the Northeastern University Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service.
Tuesday, April 12th, 12-1:30pm, Sacred Space, 203 Ell HALL


Student Dialogue
Revolutionaries to Refugees: Understanding Syria’s Crisis

Understand the roots of the Syrian refugee crisis and its role in displacing millions.
Hosted by the Social Justice Resource Center.
Tuesday, April 12th, 6-8pm, SJRC, 106 St. Stephen Street, lower level

Film Screening La Cosecha
The Harvest/ La Cosecha: The Story of the Children Who Feed America

The Harvest/La Cosecha profiles three young migrant farm workers as they travel across the country following the seasonal harvests in search of work.
Co-sponsored by NUSL’s Human Rights Caucus (HRC).
Thursday, April 14th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Dockser Commons