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Oct
20
2015
Effective Criminal Defense in Latin America: New Report Launch

James L. Cavallaro of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights delivers keynote remarks at the launch of a survey of criminal defense rights in six Latin American countries.

Oct
15
2015
Rights for Domestic Workers

Ai-jen Poo and Gustavo Torres will talk about structural changes in the job market that have resulted in many day laborers, especially among immigrants and people of color.

Location:

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Oct
14
2015
Fighting Racial Discrimination in Housing: Forced Evictions against Roma

This hearing will take stock of the systematic forced evictions of Roma in Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, and France.

Location:

European Parliament, Bât. Altiero Spinelli, Room 4Q2, 60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium

Oct
9
2015
Using Culture to Address Intractable Urban Problems: A Talk with the Former Mayor of Bogotá

As Open Society works to reduce homicides in Latin America and help cities implement the new Sustainable Development Goals, Antanas Mockus’s experience as the former mayor of Bogotá offers valuable lessons.

Oct
7
2015
Drugs and the Death Penalty: Capital Punishment and Global Drug Control (audio)

The Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty convene a panel of experts to discuss capital punishment in the context of international law and global drug control.

Oct
7
2015
Community Not Confinement: Why the United States Shouldn’t Bring Back Asylums

Does the lack of adequate community support to Americans with mental disabilities justify a return to the asylum system? An expert panel discusses the history, ethics, and human rights concerns of institutionalization.

Sep
30
2015
Out of Harm’s Way: Alternatives to Public Injection in New York

An international panel of public health experts will explain how they implemented lifesaving supervised injecting sites and overdose prevention programs in their communities.

Location:

Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10075

Sep
29
2015
Media Bias and Black Communities

Rashad Robinson and Stacey Patton will discuss how dehumanizing media coverage can reinforce bias and negatively impact black communities.

Location:

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Sep
23
2015
Why and How Southern Africa Should Intensify Efforts to Meet Sustainable Development Goals

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa hosts a conversation about what will be necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals goals.

Sep
21
2015
Documenting Grave Crimes Against Children in Palestine

Two experts present a short film and discuss their efforts to challenge the official version of the killing of two teenagers by Israeli forces in May 2014.

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