Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

Human Rights Awareness Day
Monday, 22 November 2010 16:13

The Day continued with a series of Human Rights presentations, panels, and performances highlighted by New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins' Keynote Address, and the presentation of Metronome Ticking by Henrik Eger, "A brutally honest - yet uplifting - docudrama based on the uncensored writings of a Third Reich War correspondent and propaganda officer & a Jewish holocaust survivor."

The event captured the hearts and minds of the College community and all who attended.

Human Rights Awareness Day was organized by Manhattanville's Castle Scholars Honors Program under the direction of Professor Gillian Greenhill Hannum, with support from President Molly Easo Smith, Provost Gail Simmons, the Dean of Students Office, the Department of Dance and Theatre, the Duchesne Center, Big Apple Playback Theatre, the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center and the Westchester County Human Rights Commission.

A list of the events of the Day:

Berman Center Lobby/Atrium

12 pm    President Molly Easo Smith, Manhattanville College, Welcome

12 - 1 pm  Poster Sessions, Manhattanville Students

12 - 7 pm   Fundraising and Informational Tables, Student Clubs and Non-Profit Organizations

Berman Center Theatre

1 - 2 pm    Ed Lessing, Holocaust Survivor, Speaker and Member, Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center, Speakers Bureau, Hidden Child: a Holocaust Survivor from Holland Tells his Story  

2 - 3 pm    Isabelle Umugwaneza ’11 Manhattanville College, Jane Gangi, Associate Professor of Education, Western Connecticut State University, and Mohamed Mbodj, Professor of History, Manhattanville College, Genocide: Whose Responsibility is It?-- Discussion of Social Responsibilities of the International Community on Rwandan Genocide: Past, Present and Future

3:00 - 3:45 pm    Orayne Williams '14 and members of S.I.M.B.A./A.S.E.T. (Safe in My Brother's Arms/All Sisters Evolving Together)

3:45 - 4:45 pm    James Jones, Associate Professor of World Religions, Manhattanville College, Race, Religion and Reason: An Analysis of the NY Ground Zero/Park 51 Controversy

4:45 - 5:45 pm    William Tarpai, International Development Advocate, Co-chair, Measles Initiative at the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region, and retired UN civil servant at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Peace Unfulfilled - the Legacy of the Dayton Peace Accord, Introducer: Dr. James Poulos, Lecturer, Castle Scholars Honors Program, Manhattanville College

5:45 - 6:00 pm    Break and refreshments (lobby level)

6:00 - 7:00 pm     Big Apple Playback Theatre, Artistic Director, Hannah Fox, interactive theatre experience

7:00 - 8:00 pm     New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-35th Senate District), Keynote Address, Introducer: Dr. George Castellanos, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Manhattanville College 

8:00 - 9:30 pm    Docudrama: "Metronome Ticking," created by Henrik Eger and Robert Spitz, based on the interaction of the son of a Nazi propagandist and the son of a Holocaust survivor.