In this video series, Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19, Goldstein Center affiliated faculty interviewed local and national experts and community figures in an attempt to address some of the more serious human rights challenges that confront us during COVID-19.
“During the time of COVID-19 pandemic, several human rights issues have been overshadowed," says Curtis Hutt, Ph.D., Director of the Goldstein Center for Human Rights. "This series is an attempt to shine a spotlight on some topics that have not received the attention that they deserve.”
Like Shirley Goldstein, we will not be silent in the face of disinformation and intolerance.
This series is a production of the Goldstein Center for Human Rights and UNO TV at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Goldstein Center for Human Rights.
You can find links to each of the videos below, and they will also be aired on The Knowledge Network (TKN).
|1–An Interview with Angelina Godoy||UNO’s Dr. Laura Alexander interviews Dr. Angelina Godoy about migration, child detentions, and the US federal agency of Immigration and Customs Enforcement during Covid-19. Dr. Angelina Godoy is the Director of the Center for Human Rights at the University of Washington.||Watch Now|
|2–An Interview with Tony Vargas||UNO’s Dr. Troy Romero interviews Senator Tony Vargas about the impacts that Covid-19 has had on Nebraska, specifically as it relates to our meatpacking and poultry plants. He also reminds us of current CDC recommendations for how to keep ourselves and other Nebraskans safe. Sen. Tony Vargas was recently re-elected to serve on the Nebraska State Senate, representing District 7.||Watch Now|
|3–An Interview with Athena Ramos||UNO’s Dr. Cristián Doña-Reveco interviews Dr. Athena Ramos about the crisis experienced by workers in meatpacking plants, their families, and communities during Covid-19. She also talks about her important work within the Center for Reducing Health Disparities at the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Athena Ramos is an Assistant Professor in UNMC’s College of Public Health.||Watch Now|
|4–An Interview with Sam Walker||UNO’s Dr. Teresa Kulig interviews Dr. Sam Walker about policing, police contracts, and police accountability during our current national focus on the role of law enforcement. Dr. Sam Walker is Professor Emeritus at UNO’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and is a national expert on policing.||Watch Now|
|5–An Interview with Dominique Morgan||UNO’s Dr. Alecia Anderson interviews Dominique Morgan about the impact of covid-19 within the prison system, specifically how incarcerated persons are coping inside. Dominique Morgan is the National Executive Director of Black and Pink; as well as an award-winning artist, activist, and speaker.||Watch Now|
|6–An Interview with Lauren Micek Vargas||UNO’s Debora Wisneski interviews Lauren Micek Vargas about childrens right to education, both before and during the pandemic. Lauren Micek Vargas is the Executive Director of the Education Rights Council.||Watch Now|
|7–An Interview with Ramazan Kilinc||Executive Director of the UNO Goldstein Center for Human Rights, Dr. Curtis Hutt interviews Dr. Ramazan Kilinc about the current situation of Christian minorities in Turkey in lieu of the recent re-conversion of the Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul back into a mosque, during a global pandemic. Dr. Ramazan Kilinc is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the UNO Islamic Studies Program.||Watch Now|