Symposium 2019

Join the Pozen Center for our annual Human Rights in Practice Symposium featuring presentations by our 2018 Human Rights Interns.

Friday, February 1, 2019
Regenstein Library, Room 122
1100 E 57th Street

Symposium Schedule

10 a.m. Registration and Light Breakfast

10:30 a.m. Panels 1A & 1B

Panel 1A: Justice at Work: Human Rights and Labor

Eric Wang, HELP for Domestic Workers
Isabel Bloom, In These Times
Jahne Brown, Guestworkers Alliance

Panel 1B: Enacting Policy in the Public Interest

Elena Peterman, Grupo Mesófilo
Fathima Hana Rajap, Center for Policy Alternatives
Tristan Finazzo, North Korea Strategy Center
Simone Browne, Business and Professional People for the Public Interest

12 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Panels 2A & 2B

Panel 2A: Reproductive Justice and Healthcare

Emily Tcheng, The Legal Council for Health Justice
Grecia Magdaleno, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Kelsey Hopkins, Rush University Medical Center
Qudsiyyah Shariyf, Black Women Birthing Justice
Russell Simons, Human Rights Watch

Panel 2B: Criminal Justice and Youth Voices

Katrina Weinert, Lawyers for Children
Megan McCormick, Community Works West
Richard Omoniyi-Shoyoola, Cook County Public Defender
Yeju Hwang, National Center for Youth Law

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Panels 3A & 3B

Panel 3A: Migration, Citizenship, and the Right to Belong

Ayling Zulema Dominguez, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
Calvin Wilder, Collateral Repair Project
Elijah Alperin, Migration Policy Institute
Heidi Chiu, Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics
Isabelle Charo, MPI
Zofia Valenzuela, Casa Refugiados

Panel 3B: Organizing and Communicating for Justice

Isabet Tranchin, Amnesty International: Midwest Regional Office
Jamie Koenig, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United: New York
Long Dang, Index on Censorship
Santi Ruiz, Airwars

4 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception