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Manhattanville Celebrates Sixth Annual Human Rights Awareness Day
Monday, 12 November 2012 12:18

Hrad bucket 2Manhattanville College will be hosting its sixth annual Human Rights Awareness Day on Saturday, November 17, 2012. The yearly event includes many discussions, panels and lectures, as well as a poster session.

"Considering that Human Rights Awareness Day originally started out as a class project six years ago and has since transformed into an annual campus-wide event, it is truly amazing witnessing Manhattanville College's mission in action," Karina Edouard '15 said. "It is events like this that make me proud to be a Valiant!"

The event, organized by the Castle Scholars Honors Program with support from the Duchesne Center for Religion and Social Justice, will take place in the Berman Students' Center Theater from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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One panel, led by Professor of Biology Christopher Pappas, will discuss food and human rights and feature a Master Gardener from the Cornell Cooperative Extension and a senior sociology major, Aarushi Bhandari.

Later in the day, Jay Sommer from the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center, and a Holocaust Survivor will be discussing the trials he faced as a young adult growing up during World War II. As a fourteen year old he was forced into a Nazi labor camp, after narrowly escaping he was enforced to serve in the Soviet Army, which he describes in his book Journey Through the Golden Door.

The poster session will take place between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. featuring student presentations by Alexandra Paulino, Jeanine Strother, Angela Gigliotti, Stella Schwuchow, Edom Tsegaye, Colin McGinnis, and Alexis Moore.