Why are the Border Kids Fleeing? Human Rights and US Policy in Honduras and Central America With Dana Frank, Professor [...]
Why are the Border Kids Fleeing? Human Rights and US Policy in Honduras and Central America
With Dana Frank, Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Media reports of unaccompanied, undocumented children arriving at the U.S. border from Central America have depicted their flight from gangs and violence. But silence largely reigns regarding the underlying economic and political roots of the crisis, in dangerous governments supported by the United States. This presentation looks at human rights and U.S. policy in post-coup Honduras, in particular, as well as dynamics within Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. It will also discuss grassroots efforts across the U.S. and in Congress to affect U.S. policy in Central America.
Dana Frank (Ph.D. Yale University) is Professor of History a the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests include: modern Honduran history and contemporary Honduras; U.S. policy in Latin America; U.S. social history,labor history, and women’s history; banana workers in Latin America. Currently, Dr. Frank’s research focuses on U.S. Policy and Post-Coup Honduras; The AFL-CIO’s Cold War in Honduras, 1954-1979.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thomson Hall, room 101. University of Washington, Seattle campus.
CHR is currently in the planning stages of International Human Rights Day, which is Wednesday December 10, 2014. Please check back later for more details. From the UN's website: The [...]
CHR is currently in the planning stages of International Human Rights Day, which is Wednesday December 10, 2014. Please check back later for more details.
From the UN’s website:
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.
In 2013, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights marks 20 years since its establishment.
The United Nations General Assembly created the mandate of High Commissioner for the promotion and protection of all human rights in December 1993. The General Assembly was acting on a recommendation from delegates to the World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna earlier the same year.
The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, adopted by the World Conference, marked the beginning of a renewed effort in the protection and promotion of human rights and is regarded as one of the most significant human rights documents of the past quarter century.
(Wednesday) 1:00 am - 1:00 am
Human Rights Award: The UW Center for Human Rights was recognized by the City of Seattle with a 2013 Human Rights Award.