Human Rights Watch campaign looks to increase voter registration

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force organized an initiative to increase voter registration and promote political awareness around campus for the midterm elections. The campaign stressed the importance of viewing current political issues with an emphasis on human rights and to inform voting. Co-presidents Sonya Ribner ’19, Catherine Crouch ’19 and Chronicle Editor-in-Chief Sophie […]

Human Rights Watch Student Task Force facilitates conversation on DACA

Human Rights Watch Student Task Force facilitates conversation on DACA

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force hosted the American Youth Symphony Orchestra to facilitate conversations about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and immigration in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Monday. “The orchestra is so inspiring and I think it’s such an important conversation to have,” Human Rights Watch Student Task Force co-president and Chronicle […]

Student Task Force gathers signatures to help DREAMers

Student Task Force gathers signatures to help DREAMers

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force collected over 100 signatures asking members of Congress to create a clean Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals bill on Monday. Prior to asking students to sign petitions, the Student Task Force joined with students on the quad in a “humanity circle,” holding posters that highlighted facts about the […]

Students meet with district congressman

Students meet with district congressman

Rep. Ted Lieu met with the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis Feb. 16. The club supported Lieu’s vote against House Resolution 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act, which would have drastically reduced the number of Syrian refugees permitted to enter the United States by expanding the […]

Student Task Force hosts film screening

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force hosted a screening of the film “Salam Neighbor” in Ahmanson Lecture Hall Monday. The task force also set up a booth offering information about the journey of Syrian refugees to raise awareness about the crisis. The film follows two American filmmakers embedded within the Za’atari Refugee Camp along with 80,000 Syrian […]

Human rights expert speaks after 'E-Team' screening

“E-Team,” a documentary about Human Rights Watch Emergencies Director Peter Bouckaert and his team filming war crimes in Syria and Libya, was screened on campus April 15 and was followed by a question and answer session. Bouckaert was a scholar in residence sponsored by the Kutler Center and spoke to journalism, AP Human Geography, AP Environmental […]

Human Rights Watch expert speaks after

“E-Team,” a documentary about Human Rights Watch Emergencies Director Peter Bouckaert and his team filming war crimes in Syria and Libya, was screened on campus April 15 was followed by a question and answer session. Bouckaert was a scholar in residence sponsored by the Kutler Center and spoke to journalism, AP Human Geography, French V and […]