september, 2021

30sep6:00 pm7:30 pmHumanities Washington Presents: Professor Richard Middleton-Kaplan6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 900 4th St.

Event Details

We don’t extend human rights to people we don’t see as fully human. So how do we develop empathy for those we view as alien or inhuman? One way is through literature, which takes us inside the lives and actions of others. By instilling empathy, and by giving voice to cries for justice, literature forms the foundation for human rights.

Professor Richard Middleton-Kaplan shares stories about human rights activists he has encountered throughout his academic career. What these activists endured was shocking, yet they found meaning and beauty in literature, and so can we.

In this talk, audiences will discuss literary works that illuminate how to respond to those around us who have suffered human rights violations, and those who have committed incomprehensible acts. These works can even help us to make sense of the wrongs that we ourselves have endured.



(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Create Arts Center

900 4th St.

Health Guidelines for this Event

Masks Required
Event Area Sanitized


Celene Thomas

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