Witness Bahrain: The Struggle for Human Rights in the "Forgotten Arab Revolution"
History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Witness Bahrain: The Struggle for Human Rights in the "Forgotten Arab Revolution," a presentation by journalist and peace activist Claire Schaeffer-Duffy
Tuesday, April 24, 3:00-5:00 pm, Salisbury Labs 104, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Bahrain's popular rebellion launched in February 2011 has received scant coverage in the Western media. Nonetheless the fight for political reform continues with Bahrainian activists enduring torture, imprisonment, and even death. Claire Schaeffer-Duffy profiles some of Bahrain's leading human rights activists and draws comparison between their campaign and similar efforts in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Schaeffer-Duffy, a freelance journalist and member of the SS. Francis and Therese Catholic Worker in Worcester, MA, has twice toured the Palestinian Territories and recently traveled to Bahrain as a human rights observer. Unfortunately she, along with many Western correspondents, was denied entry by the Bahraini government.
Schaeffer-Duffy graduated from the Univeristy of Virginia with a BA in Political and Social Thought. She began writing for the "National Catholic Reporter" in 2000 and has reported from Bosnia, Afghqanistan, India, and Haiti, receiving several awards for her writing. She is a founding meember of the Central Massachusetts Coalition for Peace and Justice and has helped organized the Worcester Middle East Film Festival in recent years. She and her husband Scott, received the Paulist Center's Issac Hecker Award for Social Justice in 2007. For additional information, contact Prof. Bland Addison (email@example.com, 508-831-5190).
Cost: free admission
Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
Last Modified: April 11, 2012 at 9:03 AM