University of Tampa to hold annual Human Rights Day Conference

The Human Rights Day Conference participants will view panels, creative works and presentations from Tampa faculty.
The Human Rights Day Conference participants will view panels, creative works and presentations from Tampa faculty. | File photo

The University of Tampa will host the fifth annual Human Rights Day Conference Saturday, bringing together attendees to discuss human rights.

The participants will view panels, creative works and presentations from Tampa faculty and students and outside speakers. There will be several sessions during the day, covering topics like free movement rights in Europe, criminal justice reform, educational rights of people who have disabilities, resettlement of refugees, disparities in health care, human trafficking and the LGBTQ equality movement.

The free event will start at 10 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. at the Vaughn Center, on the ninth floor.

Jamil Dakwar, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Human Rights Program, will be the keynote speaker. He will discuss “Human Rights in the Age of Obama” at noon.

At the end of the conference, attendees will see the PBS "Rape in the Field" documentary. Marcus Arvan, assistant professor of philosophy at Tampa, will moderate a discussion on the movie beginning at 5 p.m.

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