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November 2, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Human Rights Watch Panel: What’s at Stake for Democracy and Human Rights?
Books & Books presents…
AN EVENING WITH HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH PANEL
Wednesday, November 2nd, 5:30 PM | IN-PERSON at Books & Books, Coral Gables
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Books & Books is excited to present an evening with a Human Rights Watch Panel, including Amanda Klasing, Dreisen Heath, Nadege Green and Carine Chehab as they discuss what’s at stake for human rights in the upcoming midterm election. We’ll hear from experts about some of the most pressing threats to democratic institutions, and learn about local and national strategies to protect human rights and advance racial justice in the U.S.
***Please note: This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave. Tickets are FREE.
About the Panelists:
AMANDA KLASING, with more than 15 years of experience developing evidence-based innovations and partnerships that drive rights advancements, is leading two new initiatives at Human Rights Watch. Amanda is the Director of the Incubator Phase of the United States Democracy Initiative, a three-year program to address key challenges to US democracy through a human-rights based approach. She also is the first-ever monitoring, evaluation, and learning lead at Human Rights Watch. She leads the organization’s work to develop values-based process and outcome metrics for human rights impacts across the organization. She was the interim/acting co-director of the Women’s Rights Division from 2018-2021. Her work focuses on economic and social rights, sexual and domestic violence, reproductive rights and the impact of structural racism on women’s health outcomes, and the rights of Indigenous Peoples. She is a specialist in the rights to water and sanitation.
NADEGE GREEN is the Director of Community Research and Storytelling at the Community Justice Project. She worked as a journalist in Miami for just over 10 years investigating how local government policies and actions— both historical and contemporary— impact everyday people. Her work centers around using analysis, data and narratives from the directly impacted to address housing inequities, climate justice, and other pressing issues in Miami-Dade County that disproportionately impact black and brown communities. Green believes in the power of teaching community storytelling as a means to educate, problem-solve and heal. She is a frequent lecturer and speaker in academic and community settings around disparities in Miami-Dade, local history and race. Green is a recipient of the Ruth Shack Leadership Award and the Florida ACLU Gene Miller Voice of Freedom Award. Green is also the founder of Black Miami-Dade a storytelling and history platform that resists the erasure of Miami’s Black past.
DREISEN HEATH is a researcher and advocate in Human Rights Watch’s United States Program focusing on racial justice issues. She is an expert on reparations and reparatory justice and has authored reports and publications highlighting victims’ right to seek full and effective reparations that are proportional to the gravity of the human rights violations, including acts of racial discrimination, as dictated by international human rights law. She has testified as an expert witness for her work supporting the movement for reparations. Heath’s writings on the impacts of ongoing structural racism, racial inequality, and reparations have been widely quoted and published.
CARINE CHEHAB is the Miami Director at Human Rights Watch and is responsible for launching the organization’s first-ever office in Miami and growing its network throughout Florida.
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