The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture presents In Motion: Migration and Human Rights

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Alia Malek
Alia Malek Photo by Peter Van Agtmael

The epoch of international migration that began after World War II has not diminished, and the global need for monitoring human rights has only increased during the 70 years since the U.N.’s Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Mohsin Hamid, in his recent novel, Exit West, depicting the refugee crisis and the abuses that accompany it, suggests that we have entered an era in which we must recognize “the right to seek passage.”

In this program, prominent figures led by Alia Malek, journalist and winner of the Institute’s 2016 Hiett Prize in the Humanities, will conduct an inquiry into the present state of migration and human rights and what we are called to do now as citizens of a global world.

Other speakers will include Daley Ryan, Deputy Director of Programs at the International Rescue Committee’s Dallas Office; Tiffany Jelke, Producer and Host of Refugee Stories: In Their Own Voices podcast and Advocacy Associate at International Rescue Committee’s Dallas Office; and Liz Magallanes, Dallas/Fort Worth Coordinator at Mi Familia Vota.

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The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
2719 Routh St.
Dallas, TX 75201


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