20th Anniversary Alumni Weekend Activities

Alumni—plan your trip to Chicago for Alumni Weekend 2018 and celebrate 20 years of the Pozen Center with us! 

Thanks to the generosity of Richard & Ann Pozen, the Pozen Center can offer travel subsidies of $150 per alumni to those who need them. Please write a note to Kirsten Gindler before April 15, 2018 if you are interested. 

Visit the official Alumni Weekend website for accomodation information.


Thursday, May 31


Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture | 6-7:30pm

Join us for White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, a lecture by Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and a 2018-19 Guggenheim Fellow. Program and lecture with a reception to follow. Register for your free ticket here. Location: International House Assembly Hall.


Friday, June 1


Activism on Campus Panel Discussion | 12:30-1:30pm

A panel of current Human Rights students and recent alumni discuss the serious—and seriously creative—ways students are agitating for change on campus and in their communities. Location: Stuart 105.


Learn to Evaluate Human Rights Internship Applications | 1:30-2pm

In Fall 2018, Human Rights alumni will evaluate applications and interview students for the 2019 Pozen Intern cohort. Interested? In this short seminar, learn about the new process and what your time commitment would be. Location: Stuart 104.


Pozen Center Open House | 2-4pm

Drop in to say hello to Pozen Center staff and meet our brand-new Director of Human Rights Practice. We’ll have snacks and an opportunity to reminisce about the highlights and transformative moments of your Human Rights experience. Location: Pozen Center, 5720 S Woodlawn, Second Floor.


Pozen Center 20th Anniversary Celebration | 6:30pm

Celebrate 20 years of the Human Rights Program! Invitation to come separately.


Saturday, June 2


Inaugural Meeting of the Pozen Center Alumni Council for the 25th Anniversary | 9:30-10:30am

Join a group of alumni in steering the Pozen Center toward its 25th anniversary in 2023. Faculty Director Mark Bradley and Executive Director Susan Gzesh will explain the new Human Rights Laboratory and Director of Practice to start in 2018-19, as well as recent curriculum changes, research activities, and human rights internships. Location: 57th Street Meeting of Friends House, 5615 S. Woodlawn Ave.


Alumni Picnic Brunch | 11am-1pm

An informal, family-friendly gathering in the garden! Meet alumni from throughout the Pozen Center’s 20 years. RSVP via Paperless Post. Location: 57th Street Meeting of Friends House, 5615 S. Woodlawn Ave.


What’s Next in Human Rights? | 3-4:30pm

Join Human Rights alumni in a discussion on the next frontiers of human rights activism, including the environment, gender justice, Islamophobia, mass incarceration, and more. Location: Saieh Hall, Room 103