Press release: – 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.

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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