Sponsored by Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (PADP)
Please join us to meet Sister Helen Prejean, a tireless advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. Sister Helen is a Sister of Saint Joseph of Medaille who is renowned for her book “Dead Man Walking“, made into an internationally known feature film. Her latest book is “Death of Innocents“, in which she advocates for the many innocents who populate the death rows and some of whom have already been executed.
When: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7pm
Where: Rodef Shalom (Morewood Ave at 5th Ave in Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA)
Join Amnesty International Pittsburgh and the Network of Indian Professionals(NetIP) for a free screening of the acclaimed film Dead Man Walking, starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. The film is based on the true story of Sister Helen Prejean, who establishes a special relationship with Matthew Poncelet, a prisoner on death row in Louisiana.
Sister Prejean will be in Pittsburgh on May 16th,so we will host this screening to encourage thinking and discussion around the use of the death penalty in the US (and Pennsylvania). Please join us for the film and discussion following.
When: May 2, 6-9 pm
Location: 5429 Penn Avenue in Garfield/Friendship (across from Quiet Storm)
Accessible via 88 Penn bus, or bus/walk: 87 from Friendship at Atlantic or 71A/C from Penn & Negley.
Hosted by Global Solutions Pittsburgh and Point Park University Honors Student Organization
*Amnesty International Group 39 is proud to attend and participate in the Storytelling and Human Rights Symposium! When you attend, look for our literature and I’m sure we’ll have a petition and/or postcard to sign!*
The Point Park Honors Student Organization is partnering with Global Solutions Pittsburgh and the Point Park United Student Government to present a Storytelling and Human Rights Symposium. Students from all local universities as well as the general public are invited to attend.
Drew Kahn is the keynote speaker for the event. Kahn is a theatre professor at Buffalo State College and the director of the Anne Frank Project, which aims to use the power of storytelling to explore genocide. Kahn recently gave a popular Ted Talk in Buffalo about his travels to Rwanda.
The symposium will be interactive. Both the keynote speaker and a discussion panel will present historical human rights violations and discuss how theatre, journalism and the arts can aid in healing and preventing genocide and other injustices. Afterwards, the audience will break into small workshops with the panelists where they will create their own skit, story or piece of art that describes a particular human rights violation to share with the entire group.
Breakout Group Themes:
(1) Theater and Performance – Drew Kahn
(2) Communications and Journalism – TBA
(3) Human Rights and Advocacy – TBA
(4) Storytelling and the Arts – TBA
The entire day will center on the role of communication in genocide and the importance of storytelling, theatre and writing, in learning, healing, and preventing future tragedies.
Event Schedule: April 12th, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, GRW Theater University Center
2 PM: Intro and Keynote Speaker (Drew Kahn)
3 PM: Panel Discussion
– Short Break –
4 PM: Breakout groups
5 PM: Presentations
6 PM: Wrap-Up
- Start: April 12, 2013 2:00 PM
- End: April 12, 2013 6:00 PM
- Category: Open to the Public
- Organizer:Point Park University Honors Student Organization / Global Solutions Pittsburgh
- Phone: 412-471-7852
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Venue: GRW Theater – Point Park University Center
- Address: Google Map 414 Wood St., Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 15222
To register, please visit: http://globalsolutionspgh.org/event/storytelling-human-rights-symposium/
See you there!