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HRI Lunchtime Seminar, William Armaline

Monday, December 7, 2015
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd 162

HRI Lunchtime Seminar with William Armaline, San Jose State University. The talk will focus on the human rights enterprise and human rights praxis as they manifest at the municipal level. In a practical sense, it will detail the work we've accomplished in partnering with human rights commissions to directly affect policy decisions, while partnering with community orgs to affect political campaigns, advocacy, and political resistance. From a theoretical standpoint, it will allow for a conversation intended to deconstruct the binary of working "within" or "outside" of the system (state, etc.) to affect change, including the potential role of public intellectuals/Universities in that work (human rights praxis). William Armaline is the Director of the SJSU Human Rights Program and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Justice Studies. Formally trained in sociology, education, and human rights, Dr. Armaline is a multidisciplinary scholar whose interests, applied work, and scholarly publications address social problems as they relate to political economy, environmental sustainability, critical race theory and anti-racist action, critical pedagogy and transformative education, inequality and youth, mass incarceration, and drug policy reform (“the war on drugs”).

Lunch will be provided by the Human Rights Institute.

To request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities and for any other questions regarding this event, please contact Lyndsay Nalbandian at


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