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Schedule and Speakers

The Urgency of Dialogue, the University's 12th annual Human Rights Film Series offers a line-up of six films that try to inspire dialogues about some of the most critical human rights issues facing today's world.

Tuesday, January 29 - 7:00

White Right: Meeting the Enemy (2017)

Muslim film-maker, Deeyah Khan, in daring dialogues with white supremacists


Laura Cherner, Assistant Director, Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Monday, February 4 - 7:00

The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at its Roots (2018)

A timely look at a culture of silence in the face of sexual harassment and abuse and other forms of gender violence.


Chris McAneny, Founder, 3E Now. 3E Now aims to Educate and Empower teens to Eliminate dating violence

3E Website

Wednesday, February 13 - 7:00

Downstream (2018)

A look at the contamination and protection of Pennsylvania's waterways.



  • Robert Sroufe, Professor of Sustainability, Operations and Supply Chain Management, MBA Sustainable Business Practices program, Palumbo-Donahue School, Duquesne University
  • John F. Stolz, Professor, Biological Sciences and Director, Center for Environmental Research and Education, Duquesne University
  • Lisa Brown, Executive Director, Watersheds of South Pittsburgh.
  • Brady Porter, Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Biological Sciences.
  • Sean Brady, Exec. Dir. of the Hollow Oak Land Trust & President of Three Rivers Waterkeeper

Monday, February 18 - 7:00

The Cleaners 2018

An investigation of outsourced content moderators charged with censuring what we see on the internet.


Margaret Patterson
Professor of Journalism, Media Department, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Tuesday, February 26 - 7:00

The Great White Hoax: Donald Trump & The Politics of Race and Class in America (2017)

A film about race-relations and white privilege in America.


Derek Hook
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

All screenings at 7 p.m. in 105 College Hall on the campus of Duquesne University