Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by
From Sept. 24 to Sept. 28, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) and the ASUN Campus Unity programming board will celebrate Human Rights Awareness Week. Throughout the week, ASUN will host a variety of activities designed to showcase the importance of all individuals’ rights as human beings. Listed below are the week’s events. For more information about any of these events contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 24: Awareness Fair and Freeze Project
Awareness Fair will give a number of organizations the opportunity to table about their causes in support of human rights. During the fair, the Freeze Project will occur. This project is a silent campaign in the form a flash mob. Nearly 100 students will "freeze" for five minutes to illustrate how in those few minutes, millions of people are subject to human trafficking.
Fair Location: Outside the Joe Crowley Student Union
Fair Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Freeze Project Location: Joe Crowley Student Union to Hilliard Plaza
Freeze Project Time: 12:30 p.m.
Organizations Involved in the Event: Long Term Care, Sexual Assault Support Services, Best Buddies, Helping Others Pursue Excellence and other groups
Sept. 25: Professor Panel
Three Nevada professors will sit on a panel to discuss different aspects of human rights and the importance of respecting those rights.
Location: Thompson Lawn
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
Professors Involved: Richard Siegel, Leonard Weinberg and Mary Stewart
Sept. 26: Film Screening and Discussion
We will be showing the movie "Blood Diamond." We will be showing Blood Diamond outside of the Joe Crowley Student Union with free popcorn and soda. This movie presents issues about how human rights are infringed upon especially in third world war-torn countries. It will be followed by a discussion in the Knowledge Center Rotunda at 10pm.
Film Location: Gateway Plaza in front of The Joe
Film Time: 7 p.m.