Organizers of Chapman University’s annual Human Rights Week have stacks of blank foam boards in their offices. But not for long. They’re handing those empty canvases out to student groups and organizations with the invitation to help create the University’s first Human Rights Day Pop-Up Art Exhibition.
“Our goal is raise campus awareness and to bring different groups together to celebrate their collective commitments to human rights locally and globally,” said Justin Koppelman, Ph.D., assistant director, Civic Engagement Initiatives, which is organizing the event.
The challenge to participating groups is to use the boards to create an artwork that celebrates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on Dec. 10, 1948. The exhibition will be displayed in Attallah Piazza on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Students may vote for their favorites and the top three vote-getters will be displayed in Argyros Forum during spring semester.
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The weeklong celebration will also include a variety of student events and a Human Rights Day Forum on Thursday, Dec.8, at 4:30 p.m. in Argyros Forum. As they become available, more details will be posted at the One University blog.
Display image at top/ Ready with the blank canvases are, from left: Jillian Strong ’16, now an Americorps Volunteer at Chapman; Melissa Gutierrez ’19; Safi Nazzal ’19 from San Jose, Calif.; and Kyle Patrick Williams, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Educational Studies and graduate assistant for Civic Engagement Initiatives.