The University of New Mexico hosts Human Rights Symposium: Ecologies of Ethnicity, Race and Memory in Human Rights Discourse, on Thursday-Friday, March 7-8 in the Willard Room of Zimmerman Library on the UNM campus.

The symposium will confront three pivotal issues in contemporary human rights: memory and transitional justice; indigenous and environmental rights and race and human rights.

On March 7, cultural critics Rebecca Atencio (Tulane University) and Idelber Avelar (Tulane University), internationally renowned Afro-Brazilian writer Ana Maria Gonçalves, and Brazilian scholar and filmmaker Charles Bicalho will address the aforementioned issues vis-à-vis human rights. On Thursday evening, Dr. Charles Bicalho will screen Kotkuphi (2011) and Xupapoynãg (2011).

On March 8, selected graduate student papers will be read on a variety of issues that confront themes of human rights.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit: University Libraries.