Rising Up for Human Dignity: Justice and Repair
This year’s Rising Up for Human Dignity series is focusing on the nature of Justice and Repair. The three sessions in April will center on the different forms justice can take and the nature of reparation and repair, examining the needs and the practice throughout diverse communities.
The Rising Up for Human Dignity series is presented in partnership with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project, Never Again Coalition, Oregon Historical Society, and Kol Shalom.
PROSPECTS FOR JUSTICE: THE U.S. AND ATROCITY CRIMES
Wednesday, April 19, 12pm PDT (Online Program)
When mass atrocities occur, what options do victims have to seek justice through the U.S. judicial system and possibly elsewhere? What are the U.S. policies on supporting international justice mechanisms in cases of genocide, war crimes, or crimes against humanity? Join us for a discussion with Esti Tambay, Senior Counsel of the International Justice Program at Human Rights Watch and Kristin Smith, Director of the Atrocity Crimes Initiative at the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section, on the possibilities and limitations of accountability for atrocity crimes through a U.S. lens.
CONFRONTING THE EMPIRE OF SILENCE: COMMUNITY-LED JUSTICE IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Wednesday, April 26, 12pm PDT (Online Program)
Facing a culture of impunity, communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are forging their own paths forward to create and support sustainable solutions to ending the protracted crisis and finding justice. This discussion will delve into the various ways Congolese communities are seeking accountability by collecting testimonies, creating ad hoc truth and reconciliation initiatives, and sustained advocacy at the local and international level.
This panel discussion will be accompanied by a virtual screening of Empire of Silence, available to screen April 23–25.
NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO FALL 2023
Sunday, April 30, 2pm PDT (In-person Program; Streaming option available)
Portland State University’s Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 327/328
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
This panel will feature local community leaders discussing the quest for justice and examining the nature of forgiveness as illustrated in the book, The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limitations of Forgiveness, by Simon Wiesenthal. Panelists will speak about their journeys to right the historic and current harms suffered by their communities through systemic persecution.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Links to the zoom webinars will be sent out by email two days before each virtual program. If you have any questions regarding this series, such as problems purchasing a ticket or not receiving the link, please get in touch with Amber Kurson at [email protected].
At the end of the series, anyone who has purchased a ticket will receive information regarding how to access the recordings related to their tickets along with any resources provided by the panelists.
Rising Up for Human Dignity: Justice and Repair is presented in partnership with: Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, WorldOregon, The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project, Never Again Coalition, The Oregon Historical Society, and Kol Shalom Community for Humanistic Judaism