The Open Society University Network’s Center for Human Rights & the Arts at Bard College researches, inspires, and extends the intersection of art and human rights.

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Putting the Cooker on Low

World premiere of a CHRA digital commission, featuring a Q&A with artist Ama Josephine Budge and writer Dr. Chelsea M. Frazier, moderated by Dr. J.T. Roane (Arizona State University). Putting the Cooker on Low explores the daily rituals that allow Black women, femmes and non-binary folk to keep creating in the midst of spiritual, emotional, familial, societal and ecological crises....

UNDERCOOKED Works by MA in Human Rights & the Arts

Undercooked features works-in-progress by the current MA students at the Center for Human Rights and the Arts. Developed as part of their practice-based core course with Tania El Khoury this spring (HRA 504: Collaborations and Community-based Art), all of the projects engage in different ways with the politics of food and land. The work includes performance, music, sound, murals, and...

Activism in Process: Projects from Afghanistan, Puerto Rico, and Tunisia

Join us for a panel discussion with CHRA's current collaborators in "Activism in Process". CHRA collaborates annually with a group of activists and organizers who are leading grassroots efforts in their communities. For our first “Activism in Process”, we are bringing together Badr Baabou from Damj (a LGBTQ++ rights organization based in Tunisia); Ernesto Pujol (a social choreographer based in...

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    Header image: At those terrifying frontiers where the existence and disappearance of people fade into each other (part 2), Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas with Tashweesh, Where No Wall Remains, Fisher Center at Bard, Photo by Maria Baranova, 2019