With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States
April 8, 2016
9:00am - 6:00pm
The Responses to State Sponsored Collective Injustice conference will consider responses to devastating collective injustice around the world, using the Roma case as a focal point for more general inquiry and discussion. CES and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States are proud to be among the many sponsors of this event. For a full conference agenda, see the FXB Conference website.
The Roma have a special claim to a reckoning with and a response to harms and violence going back centuries, which is still largely hidden from public scrutiny. Their case raises troubling broader questions about the accountability of governments, the efficacy of human rights protections, and the enduring weakness of advocacy among marginalized and disempowered communities. More broadly, the conference will discuss the range of responses of governments to past and present state sponsored wrongs against minority and marginalized groups from across the globe.
The event will bring together world leading activists and scholars to explore the issue of state sponsored violence and collective injustices comparatively – across historic and geographic regions as well as across academic disciplines.