No One Left Behind: A Look at the Work of Disability Rights International
Join us for dinner and a screening of "No One Left Behind," featuring the work of Disability Rights International and alumnus Eric Rosenthal, AB'85
Cost: $10 per guest
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Join the Alliance for the Civil Society and Disability Rights International for a special UChicago screening of The Visionaries, the public television documentary series hosted by actor Sam Waterston. The Visionaries highlights the stories of nonprofit organizations that are working to create positive social change around the world.
6:00pm Registration and Dinner
6:30pm "No One Left Behind"
The documentary, titled “No One Left Behind,” showcases Disability Rights International’s work to end life-threatening abuses in institutions and support local activists to ensure that all children with disabilities grow up in families in the community.
Based in Washington, DC, Disability Rights International is the leading international human rights organization dedicated to protecting the rights of people with disabilities. Disability Rights International’s investigations and reports have brought world attention to human rights violations in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.DRIadvocacy.org.
Featured Alumnus: Eric Rosenthal, AB'85
Eric Rosenthal is founder and Executive Director of Disability Rights International (DRI) of one of the first and leading advocacy organizations dedicated to the protection and full inclusion of children and adults with disabilities under international human rights law. Rosenthal has trained activists and investigated human rights violations in more than three dozen countries. DRI reports have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, ABC, NBC, BBC, and other television and print media throughout the world. Rosenthal has brought test case litigation before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights from Paraguay and Guatemala. In 2008, Rosenthal received the Henry A. Betts Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) for “pioneering the field of international human rights advocacy for people with disabilities and bringing unprecedented international awareness to their concerns.”
Rosenthal is the 2015-2016 Robert F. Drinan Chair in Human Rights at the Georgetown University Law Center and is to be awarded an honorary doctorate in law by the Law Center at commencement in May 2016.
Eric Rosenthal majored in Politics, Economics, Rhetoric and Law (PERL) at the University of Chicago and graduated with honors in 1985. In 2012, Rosenthal received the University of Chicago Public Service Award.
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