Articles by: Amya Bhalla

Maribor Uprisings screened

On Oct. 5 and 9, the Oak Institute for Human Rights sponsored the screenings of the Maribor Uprisings, a documentary by Associate Professor of Global Studies Maple Razsa and Colby Alumnus Milton Guillén ’15, and the film We the Workers by 2017 Oak Fellow Jinyan Zeng and Chinese filmmaker activist Wen Hai. These two events was co-sponsored with the Center […]

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Oak Institute screens acclaimed documentary Whose Streets?

Oak Institute screens acclaimed documentary Whose Streets?

  On September 19, The Oak Institute for Human Rights sponsored the screening of the powerful and stirring documentary Whose Streets?, directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis. The film follows the public resistance following the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The documentary tells the story of the activists and civil rights leaders at the front […]

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Jinyan Zeng named 2017 Oak Institute fellow

Jinyan Zeng, a Chinese filmmaker, blogger, activist, and scholar, is on campus as the 2017 Oak Human Rights Fellow at Colby. This is the first time in its nearly 20-year history that the Oak Institute for Human Rights has selected someone from the People’s Republic of China as their fellow. Zeng gave her first public talk on September 13 in Ostrove Auditorium, during which she spoke about the power of love and creativity in the struggle for liberation. The event was packed with eager students, faculty, and staff who were appreciative of Zeng’s subject matter and approach. “I am so glad someone is at Colby to expose us to these issues,” said Lindsay Wong ’19.

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