9th Annual Human Rights Dinner

15 May

Human Rights Dinner


Join United Workers for a night of fun, food and celebration!

It has been an incredible year in the life of the United Workers. Please join us to celebrate amazing leaders, and breakthroughs in the Fair Development Campaign. Along with our human rights champion awards, this year’s event will be special in that we create a Dinner Theater where guests will be treated to excerpts from Anu Yadav’s play “Meena’s Dream”. Her play grapples with complexities of poverty, immigration and our inadequate healthcare system.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance on EventBrite-http://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-workers-9th-annual-human-rights-dinner-tickets-11470676101?aff=erelexporg

We look forward to celebrating with you!

America’s sexual assault debate wrongly focuses on college students over everyone else

4 May

HRWG member and JHU senior Rachel Cohen powerfully explains why rights and justice within the JHU microorganism isn’t enough…justice and rights for ALL Baltimoreans is the endgame!

Read Here





30 Apr


So much respect and support for Johns Hopkins Black Student Union’s powerful and necessary project. Please share!


Universities and the NSA: Time to stop collaborating? Full Video

25 Apr

“Universities and the NSA: Time to stop collaborating?” Panel Discussion

Matt Green Assistant Research Professor, JHU Information Security Institute Author of the (briefly censored) “A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering” blog

Christopher Soghoian Principal Technologist, American Civil Liberties Union

Shahid Buttar Executive Director, Bill of Rights Defense Committee

Is the NSA out of control? Recap

23 Apr

Another great recap from HRWG community member Bill Hughes! Video highlights of HRWG’s April 15th panel discussion: “Universities and the NSA: Time to Stop Collaborating?”

Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars Recap

23 Apr

Check it out: thanks HRWG community member Bill Hughes for video highlights of filmmaker Robert Greenwald’s April 21st JHU discussion/screening of his documentary “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars.”


Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars with Director Robert Greenwald

16 Apr

Maryland Film Festival and Johns Hopkins University are pleased to present a screening of the documentary UNMANNED: AMERICA’S DRONE WARS on Monday, April 21st at 7:30pm in JHU’s Hodson Hall. The screening will be introduced by Linda DeLibero of JHU and followed by a panel discussion moderated by Bernadette Wegenstein of JHU with director Robert Greenwald, philosopher David LaRocca and MFF director Jed Dietz.

Film Synopsis: UNMANNED: AMERICA’S DRONE WARS, the eighth full-length feature documentary from Brave New Foundation and director Robert Greenwald, investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad through more than 70 separate interviews, including a former American drone operator who shares what he has witnessed in his own words, Pakistani families mourning loved ones and seeking legal redress, investigative journalists pursuing the truth, and top military officials warning against blowback from the loss of innocent life.

Event Info:
Monday, April 21
7:30 PM
Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus
3400 N. Charles Street Hodson Hall 110


Unmmaned Flyer

The Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment (BRACE)

15 Apr

The Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment (BRACE) is a group of Baltimore organizations and individuals who are working together to create equity, jobs, and justice for former and remaining Middle East residents as well as Baltimore city residents overall.


Universities and the NSA: Time to Stop Collaborating?

12 Apr

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014, 7:00pm, Mergenthaler 111, JHU Homewood Campus. 


Matt Green, Department of Computer Science, JHU

Christopher Soghoain, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU

Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee


Come join the Human Rights Working Group and the New Political Society to discuss the nuances surrounding the collaborative efforts between the NSA and American universities. We will be joined by a panel of experts comprised of Hopkins Professor Matt Green, ACLU representative Christopher Soghoain and Shahid Buttar from the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.

Afterwards, we will hold a 30-minute social session with a chance to field questions and comments to our speakers. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Flier Link: JHU NSA Panel Flier

Community Dinner and Roundtable: Voices from Public Housing in Baltimore City

12 Apr

Monday April 21, 6:00PM @ Red Emma’s

Join us for a special evening event: as Baltimore moves to privatize 40% of its remaining public housing, with public officials united in their claim that there is no other way to “save” affordable housing than through the complicated federal RAD program, the voices of those most affected by the sweeping changes—the residents and workers—seem to be the voices least present in the conversation.

At this special pay-what-you-can community dinner, we’ll be joined by a panel of public housing residents, as well as union workers whose jobs stand to be eliminated and restructured under the RAD plan.  Moderated by Marc Steiner, we hope the event, by foregrounding the voices of those directly threatened by the uncertainties introduced by this wave of privatization, can help us all better understand what’s at stake in this situation.

Dinner at 6PM, Panel at 7PM