We at Journalists for Human Rights – Concordia University – are hosting our first Speak4Rights event of the semester. This is the first of an ongoing series of events designed to allow students to exapand their knowledge, socialise all the while having a drink. Our first event of the series will feature Concordia Human Rights Professor Dr. Julie Norman as a speaker.
Dr. Julie Norman’s research focuses on popular resistance in Israel-Palestine, with an emphasis on nonviolent movements and media activism. She recently published a book on unarmed resistance in the West Bank during the second intifada, and she is beginning a new research project on human rights and legal activism in the Middle East. Her other research interests include media/arts advocacy, gendered violence, and youth and conflict. In addition to her research, Dr. Norman facilitates video and photography workshops with refugee youth in the West Bank, and has worked on several documentary films in the region. Dr. Norman has held fellowships with the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, the Jerusalem 2050 initiative at MIT, and the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC).
You are all invited to come, have a few drinks, hang out with people who care about the future of the world and find out more about Human Rights worldwide.