TEDxFSCJ to Host Human Rights Salon, “What are Human Rights?”

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Join TEDxFSCJ for “What are Human Rights?,” where we will discuss how human rights affect the everyday lives of ordinary people. Embracing both the local and global dimensions of human rights, this salon event will address the inherent and equal dignity of individuals regardless of gender expression, race and nationality; the unprecedented discrimination and violence facing immigrant populations; and how global warming threatens entire communities with irreversible harm.

The panel discussion will be hosted by University of North Florida Associate Director of Diversity Initiatives Matt Hartley and FSCJ Student Haley Foley.

Panelists include:

  • Drew Adams, a transgender student from Allen D. Nease High School, who successfully sued for the right to use the bathroom matching his gender identity.
  • Charlene Taylor Hill, who, as Executive Director of the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission, has seen how the recent changes to the City’s Human Rights Ordinance have strengthened the protections afforded local residents.
  • Immigration Attorney Andrea Reyes and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Regional Organizer Samir Gupte, who both have keen a understanding of the challenges facing immigrants.
  • University of North Florida Professor of Political Science Joshua Gellers, who will help us further explore how the startling pace of climate change has sparked an environmental rights revolution.

For more information, email TEDxFSCJ@gmail.com or visit tedxfscj.com. Register at tedxfscjhumanrights2019.eventbrite.com.

COST: Free. This event is open to the public but registration is required.

WHEN:Thursday, February 7, 2019
7-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: FSCJ South Campus
Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, Lakeside Room
11901 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32246

About FSCJ

Known as “the community’s college,” Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide valuable, high-quality learning opportunities to anyone with the desire to enhance themselves through the pursuit of higher education. Serving more than 50,000 students and awarding more than 7,800 degrees and certificates on an annual basis, the College plays a significant role in supplying the region’s employers with a highly skilled, educated workforce.

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