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COVID-19: Advancing Rights and Justice during a Pandemic: Virtual Event Series

Free and open to the public, the series is organized by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, and Just Security. More information on upcoming events, as well as recordings of previous events, can be found on the series website. 



VIRTUAL SERIES - Envisioning the Future: Advancing human rights in a time of crisis

The University of Minnesota Human Rights Lab, in collaboration with the Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility, is providing a space for scholars, practitioners, researchers, and advocates to explore and identify the best strategies for advancing human rights in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Events in the series are free and open to the public and will be accessible via Zoom.



Defending Human Rights from Home

During the COVID-19 global pandemic Amnesty International USA will continue to hold virtual events promoting awareness, community organizing opportunities, and advocacy for human rights. To see their calendar of events and learn how to join, check out their website. 



Amnesty International’s 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty has moved their annual meeting workshop sessions to a virtual webinar series which will take place over six weeks beginning in April. Sessions will address topics such as the impact of U.S. immigration policies on access to health care.  Visit Amnesty’s website to learn how to join.



COVID-19 | Events, Webinars, and Expert Discussions

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is using its global digital platforms to elevate the voices of health care professionals on the front lines of this crisis. Visit PHR’s website to watch recordings of past webinars and to sign up to receive invitations to future webinars and events.


Webinar Series: Covid-19 & Humanitarian Settings

READY Initiative, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the Center for Humanitarian Health at Johns Hopkins University and the Center of Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH)  are hosting a weekly webinar series on COVID-19 and humanitarian settings. The webinars will take place on 
Wednesdays from 8–9am EST (2-3pm CET). Register in advance. 



Civil Rights and Social Justice COVID-19 Series

The American Bar Association’s Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice has developed a multi-part webinar series exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic highlights critical legal issues of criminal justice, civil rights, human rights, and economic concerns, to name only a few. Watch recordings of previous webinars and learn about upcoming events in the series.


"COVID-19 Conversations" Series

The American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine are hosting a series of rapid-response webinars to address the state of the science on COVID-19 and explore emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Watch free recordings of our webinars focused on social distancingemerging evidence on spread and treatment and crisis standards of care and learn more about upcoming webinars

Recordings of these webinars are also made available online and you can sign up to be notified of future webinars.