March 27 Friday

Cancelled: Bernstein Symposum: "Protecting Dissent"

  • Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • TBD
  • Open To The Public
  • CANCELLED
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Description

Social justice activists are under threat. Across the globe and across movements, defenders face a common range of assaults from public and private actors. Some states are returning to the authoritarian tools – censorship, criminalization, disappearances – that forged the human rights movement in the 1970s. At the same time, technology has opened up new means for governments and private actors to surveil, harass, and intimidate activists, and social media offers easy venues to manipulate and foment public outrage against dissidents who cross cultural or political fault lines. This symposium will bring together writers, artists, activists, and scholars to consider the many faces of suppression and, most important, the myriad acts of resistance that transcend borders and preserve human freedom.   

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Schell Center for International Human Rights