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Human Rights in the Era of Trump by Margaret Huang (Executive Director, Amnesty International USA)

March 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Balch Auditorium
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, 91711
Kenneth Leonardo

Presented by the European Union Center of California and Humanities Institute.

Ms. Huang will discuss refugee and migrant rights, the rights of human rights defenders, immigration and the rise of nationalist rhetoric, and offer a comparison of immigration issues in Europe and the United States.
Margaret Huang, an advocate for human rights and racial justice for more than two decades, is the Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. As the chief executive officer, Ms. Huang is responsible for advancing the vision and mission of the organization, managing the organization’s day-to-day operations and activities, serving as the lead spokesperson for the organization, and ensuring the organization’s financial health. She
has worked with Members of Congress on critical pieces of legislation, and she has advocated before the United Nations human rights mechanisms as well as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She has published articles and opinion pieces on human rights, and she authored a chapter, “Going Global – Appeals to International and Regional Human Rights Bodies,” in Human Rights At Home, published by Praeger Publishers in December 2007. Ms. Huang’s opinion pieces have been published in Time, The Washington Post, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Rolling Stone, the Miami Herald, and numerous other leading outlets, and she has been interviewed on National Public Radio, CNN, NBC News, Al Jazeera,
and other global and domestic media. She regularly speaks on human rights issues to national and international associations, universities, and conferences.

This event is presented by EU Center of California and Humanities Institute