Beyond the Field: FIFA and Human Rights7:00pm
Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
Other, Other VirtualFIFA and Human Rights - From Qatar 2022 to USA 2026
This UConn Beyond the Field conversation will focus on examining FIFA in the context of human rights, and particularly the time from Qatar 2022 to the United States 2026. The session will explore the challenges and opportunities for advancing a human rights agenda before, during and after a World Cup. We will address the role and responsibility of FIFA and its obligations to established international human rights, and discuss the role of athletes, leaders, civil society and advocates. The conversation will examine and bring attention to lessons learned and potential recommendations from Qatar 2022 that can be prioritized and highlighted for the USA in 2026.
Andrea Florence, Director, Sport and Rights Alliance; Ashwini Sukthankar, AFL-CIO International Affairs Team
For more info and to RSVP, visit http://s.uconn.edu/BeyondTheFieldDec2022
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The Museum as “Social Instrument” and Storyteller: WWII and Now 12:30pm
Thursday, December 8th, 2022
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Storrs Campus The William Benton Museum of ArtThe economic and human challenges of the Great Depression prompted U.S. museums to re-evaluate their duties to the public. In answer, some practitioners in the 1930s and ‘40s championed the vision of the museum as a “social instrument” for democracy. Such a museum engaged with contemporary issues and incorporated new modes of immersive, storytelling into topical exhibitions to inspire museumgoers to take informed action on civic matters. This talk, based on Ceglio’s new book, "A Cultural Arsenal for Democracy: The World War II Work of US Museums", connects this history to present-day efforts by museums to harness the power of storytelling and become agents for social change.
Held in conjunction with the 2022 Digital Media and Design Faculty Exhibition.
Clarissa J. Ceglio is a U.S. cultural historian and Associate Professor of digital humanities in the Digital Media and Design Department at the UConn Storrs campus. Her research focuses on the roles that physical and digital artifacts play in constructing national and social imaginaries within the context of museum work, past and present.
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Civic Engagement: Our Collective Responsibility to Participate in Democracy4:00pm
Thursday, December 8th, 2022
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs Campus, Storrs Campus Konover AuditoriumIn a time of unprecedented partisanship and political divisiveness, what role do we all as individuals play in fostering/cultivating a robust democracy with respect for human rights? Join us to consider these and other questions about the central role of civic engagement in the United States today.
Opening remarks by former Senator Chris Dodd.
With special guest, Senator Chris Murphy, joining us from Washington.
This discussion is made possible by Travelers.
This in-person event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
For more information and registration: https://s.uconn.edu/civic-engagement
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