Berea Student Featured in “The Unafraid,” Making New York Premier June 21

Human Rights Watch Film Festival LogoA Berea College student is one of the subjects featured in “The Unafraid,” a documentary film that makes its New York premier on Thursday, June 21 during the closing night of the Human Rights Watch Film Fest (HRWFF).

“The Unafraid,” is a feature-length documentary produced by Presente Films that follows the personal lives of three Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. Shot in an observational style over a period of four years, this film, by directors and co-producers Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney, takes an intimate look at the lives of DACA students as they navigate activism, pursuing their right to education and fighting for the rights of their families and communities. Continue reading Berea Student Featured in “The Unafraid,” Making New York Premier June 21

Dr. Beth Simmons to Speak on the Future of Human Rights

Beth SimmonsBerea College welcomes the public and campus community to hear Dr. Beth Simmons speak about the Future of Human Rights on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. This event is free and open to the public. Continue reading Dr. Beth Simmons to Speak on the Future of Human Rights

Woolfolk and Whitt Selected Berea College’s 2017 Service Award Winners

Lynda Whitt Headshot

Lynda Whitt, recipient of one of the 2017 Berea College Service Awards.

The annual Berea College Service Convocation and presentation of the 2017 Berea College Service Awards will take place this Thursday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. Following the presentation of the 2017 Berea College Service Awards to Ms. Lynda Whitt and Ms. Odessa Woolfolk, three Berea College graduates will engage in a panel discussion, titled, “Careers in Defending Human Rights in Kentucky: Perspectives of three Berea College graduates.” The panelists include Rashaad Abdur-Rahman, Christian Motley, and Cara Stewart. Continue reading Woolfolk and Whitt Selected Berea College’s 2017 Service Award Winners

Berea College Welcomes Public to Prof. Steve Bright

Race, Poverty and Criminal Justice

Stephen BrightStephen Bright, Professor at Yale Law School and president of the Southern Center for Human Rights, will speak at Berea College October 20, 2016, at 3:00pm, in Phelps-Stokes Chapel. From debtors’ prisons to the death penalty, race and poverty influence outcomes in U.S. Criminal Courts. Bright’s remarks will examine how sentences imposed by courts can destroy people and communities and he will chart hope for the future. This event is free and open to the public. Continue reading Berea College Welcomes Public to Prof. Steve Bright

Lecture at Berea College will Explore the Nuremburg Trials and Human Rights after the Holocaust

Dr. Devin Pendas, Associate Professor of History at Boston College, will deliver a lecture titled “The Nuremberg Trials and the Fate of Human Rights after the Holocaust” at Berea College on Monday, April 11 at 7:00 pm. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in room 218 of the Frost Building. Continue reading Lecture at Berea College will Explore the Nuremburg Trials and Human Rights after the Holocaust

Alumna, Naomi Tutu – Speaking Out for Justice and Common Ground

Naomi Tutu Speaking at a Berea College Convocation in 2014

Naomi Tutu Speaking at a Berea College Convocation in 2014

Nontombi Naomi Tutu was born in 1960 in Krugersdorp (an area of Soweto), South Africa. She was the fourth child and third daughter of Desmond and Leah Nomalizo Tutu. She and her siblings were educated internationally. At age 6, Naomi went from her home in Soweto to a boarding school located 1,000 miles away in Mbabane, Swaziland. The Waterford KaMhlaba School was one of 11 international United World Colleges, an educational movement that brings together students from all over the world based on merit, regardless of their ability to pay. Naomi also received part of her early education in England, where her father spent much of his early career. Continue reading Alumna, Naomi Tutu – Speaking Out for Justice and Common Ground

Berea Professor, bell hooks Inducted Into Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Noted author and Berea College Professor, bell hooks was one of 35 people inducted into Kentucky’s Civil Rights Hall of Fame today.

The Kentucky Commission of Human Rights selects individuals for this distinction in recognition of their efforts to help improve the quality of life for Kentucky, the United States and beyond, in the areas of human and civil rights. Continue reading Berea Professor, bell hooks Inducted Into Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame