Social Justice

Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five formally known as the Central Park Five

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Gailliot Center, 5th Floor University Commons, Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
The Social Justice Institutes and the Atkins Center for Ethics

Announced by University of Pittsburgh

On April 19, 1989, a young woman in the prime of her life was brutally raped and left for dead in New York City's Central Park. Five boys - four Black and one Latino - were tried and conviceted of the crime in a frenzied case that rocked the city. They became collectively known as "The Central Park Five."

Ryan Scott, Director, Social Justice Institutes:, 412.578.2043

28 Mar 2013


Can the Occupier Provide Justice?: The Dilemmas of Human Rights Litigation In Israeli Courts

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Teplitz Courtroom, University of Pittsburgh Law School, 3900 Forbes Ave.
Sponsored By: 
School of Law, University of Pittsburgh

According to the New York Times, Michael Sfard is the Israeli human rights and peace movement’s leading lawyer. He has brought scores of human rights and land-use cases challenging Israel’s occupation politicies in the Palestinian territories, and represented hundreds of soldiers refusing to serve in the occupied territories. And as the Christian Science Monitor and Jewish Forward put it: “Young lawyer Michael Sfard has achieved something that the White House and left-leaning Israeli political leaders could not.

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