Past Events

Where is Home? How Housing Instability Affects Us All
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 11:30pm
120 David Lawrence Hall

The opening session of the Human Rights & Housing in the 21st Century Summit, featuring keynote speaker  Mindy Thompson Fullilove, professor of urban policy and health at The New School. 

Film Screening: "The Abominable Crime"
Friday, November 11, 2016 -
1:00am to 3:30am
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Explore the culture of homophobia in Jamaica through the eyes of gay Jamaicans who are forced to choose between their homeland and their lives after their sexual orientations are exposed. A discussion and Q&A with Maurice Tomlinson, who is featured in the film, follows the screening.

Big Money and Local Lives: Globalization and the Affordable Housing Crisis
Saturday, November 12, 2016
120 David Lawrence Hall

The Human Rights & Housing in the 21st Century Summit's evening reception features keynote Speakers: Desiree Fields, urban geographer at the University of Sheffield (UK) and Ernesto López-Morales, Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Chile in Santiago. 

Taking Back the Land: Global Perspectives on Land Reform and the Human Right to Housing
Saturday, November 12, 2016 -
2:00pm to 9:30pm
Frick Fine Arts Building

Human Rights and Housing in the 21st Century Summit panel featuring Max Rameu, organizer and author of "Take Back the Land" and Rob Robinson of the International Alliance of Inhabitants & National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.

Blogilates with Cassey Ho
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 11:30pm to Monday, November 14, 2016 - 2:30am
WPU Assembly Room

Cassey Ho, also known by the alias Blogilates, is an Asian American social-media fitness entrepreneur with a YouTube channel with over 3 million subscribers. Come take part in a special fitness class instructed by Cassey and hear her speak about her experiences about how being Asian American shaped her journey to where she is today. Presented by the Asian Student Alliance. 

The Impossible “Best Of”: A Conversation With Laura Pegram
Monday, November 14, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
501 Cathedral of Learning
Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: "I Go Home"
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:00pm to Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 1:00am
G-20 Barco Law Building

The documentary "I Go Home" tells the story of Pennhurst State School and Hospital through the eyes of a long-time resident of the institution. Following the screening, a panel discussion will take place with Tom Gilhool, a renowned disability rights attorney who was involved in landmark cases in Pennsylvania.

The Year of Diversity Book Club: "Why Are They Angry With Us?"
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm
O'Hara Student Center Ballroom

Larry E. Davis, Dean of the School of Social Work and Director and founder of the Center on Race and Social Problems, will discuss his book "Why Are They Angry With Us?" Presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

From the Crusades to ISIS: Intolerance, Discrimination, and Violence in the Name of God
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:00pm
3703 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Have “religious freedom” and “religious liberty” become code words for intolerance? How do individuals reconcile their personal religious beliefs with government laws? Join a multidisciplinary panel of Dietrich School experts to explore religious persecution within the broader historical context of civil rights in America.

Finding Your Sense of Place in the Geosciences: Dr. Tracey Holloway
Thursday, November 17, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom

Celebrate gender diversity in the Geosciences with Dr. Tracey Holloway, president of Earth Science Women’s Network and professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, as she presents "Satellite Data to Support Air Quality Policy and Planning."