7th Annual SFSU Human Rights Summit – 2010


"Survival Rx: Knowledge for Health Equity"

May 4th - 7th

We are proud to announce that the 7th Annual SFSU Human Rights Summit will take place May 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2010.
Location: May 4: Richard Oaks room, Cesar Chavez Student Center and CA 102. May 5 and 6: Rosa Parks/Richard Oaks room, Cesar Chavez Student Center. May 7th: Malcolm X Plaza, on campus.

Our keynote speakers this year include scholars, community leaders, and human rights advocates from all over the country!

Anthropology and Human Rights (ANTH 588/788), and Endangered Cultures (ANTH 321) students
are working hard on their scholarly papers, Theater of the Oppressed performances, and multimedia exhibits.
This year's summit will also feature our HUMAN RIGHTS ZINES -- a collection of five brief publications
in graphic novel/ cartoon format, to be distributed for free in the SF Bay.



A Theater of the Oppressed and Human Rights Event 

May 4, 2010, from 1:00 to 4:00  pm.

Stage Theater, Creative Arts 102

San Francisco State University

The “Endangered Cultures” (ANTH 321) class of 2010 is proud to present PARADIGM WARS DIALOGUES – a series of nine Theater of the Oppressed one-act plays written and performed by students about the human rights of Indigenous Peoples around the world. Tribal sovereignty, climate change, biocolonialism, intellectual property, and the quest for peace, clean water, and food security, are some of the themes explored in this unique event, part of the 7th Annual SFSU Human Rights Summit – Survival Rx: Knowledge for Health Equity, May 4-7, 2010. (See http://humanrights.sfsu.edu/Theater.html and http://righttoknow.sfsu.edu/Art.html.) Directed by John Chung (Counterprojects) and Mariana Ferreira (SFSU). Special commentary by Jerry Mander (co-editor of the anthology Paradigm Wars. Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance to Globalization), and SFSU Professors Carlos Barón (Theater) and Lucia Volk (Anthropology). For more information, contact Mariana Ferreira at marianaf@sfsu.edu . Please come and commemorate the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (2006-2015). See you there!



Release Event

May 7, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:00  pm

Pegasus Bookstore (Downtown Berkeley)

2349 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704

The quest for peace, clean water, food security, indigenous peoples’ and prisoners’ rights is the main theme of five thrilling Human Rights ZINES produced by SFSU students in Spring 2010. This original Zine series is part of the 7th Annual SFSU Human Rights Summit – Survival Rx: Knowledge for Health Equity  (May 4-7, 2010). Join our young authors and artists for an electrifying *Human Rights Zines release event*  at the Pegasus Bookstore in downtown Berkeley on May 7, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:00  pm. Join us here with Zachary Norris from Books Not Bars. Location: 2349 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704. Phone: (510) 649-1320.  For more information, contact Nathan Embretson at nembretson@gmail.com or Mariana Ferreira at marianaf@sfsu.edu . Hope to see you there!


The 7th Annual SFSU Human Rights Summit in 2010 is being sponsored at SFSU by: the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE); the Center for Health Disparities Research and Training (CHDRT); the Health Equity Institute for Research, Practice and Policy (HEI); the Global Peace, Human Rights and Justice Studies Program (GPS); and the Students for Critical Anthropology (SCA). The Summit is also being supported by award number P20 MD000544, from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, at the National Institutes for Health (NIH).

Click Cover to Download Human Rights Zines

A Piece on Peace