History of the Summit

2004 - First Annual Human Rights Summit

"A Continuum of Violence"

Held May 4 - 7, 2004.

Students presented their final papers on three different panels which focused on the following topics: peacetime crimes in the Bay Area; sexual violence; discrimination; and indigenous peoples' rights.

Xavante youth in Central Brazil

Xavante youth in Central Brazil. Photo MLF 2003.

2005 - Second Annual Human Rights Summit

"Hidden Genocides"

Held May 3 - 6, 2005.

The panel topics included the prison system in the United States; indigenous peoples and repatriation; women's rights; and gender violence.

Guarani medicine man Candido Ramirez

Guarani medicine man Candido Ramirez, at 86 years of age, selling hearts of palm at a street market, southern Brazil. Photo MLF 1999

2006 - Third Annual Human Rights Summit

"Roots of Our Future: The Human Rights of Children"

Held May 2-5, 2006.

Students presented their research on the following themes: medical access and privacy; health disparities among youth communities; gender issues; standardization and medicalization of youth “experience;” current issues in activism and education.

Grrrl Brigade performs at the 2006 Human Rights Summit

Grrrl Brigade performs at the 2006 Human Rights Summit

2007 - Fourth Annual Human Rights Summit

"Power and Pleasure: Expressions and Repressions of Sexuality and Reproductive Rights"

Held April 30 - May 2, 2007.

Activities included panels, performances, community outreach on the campus lawn, gallery exhibits, and a sex literacy workshop facilitated by members of SFSU's National Sexuality Resource Center.

3rd PURI Project and Navarette x Kajiyama Dance theatre perform at the 2007 Human Rights Summit

3rd PURI Project and Navarette x Kajiyama Dance theatre perform at the 2007 Human Rights Summit. Photo J.Kennedy 2007

2008 - Fifth Annual Human Rights Summit

"Privileged Destruction: Examining Environmental Justice"

Held April 30 - May 2, 2008.

Students presented their research on the following themes: Environmental Justice in the SF Bay, Toxic Exposure in America, and Barriers to Health Care. Activities included panels, performances, and community outreach on the campus lawn.

5th HR Summit Poster

5th HR Summit Poster

2009 - Sixth Annual Human Rights Summit

"Dying For Health: Ten CC's of Equity"

Held April 22-24, 2009.

Focusing on health equity, students presented their final reaearch on the following themes: healthcare disparities; displaced poulations; the leagacy of racism; disability rights; holisic healing; and the drug trade. Activiteis included: Right To Know Google Mapmaking workshop, Eco-Human Rights Walk, Trash Mash Up Parade, Political Hip Hop Theater, and the 1st Human Rigth Film Festival.

6th HR Summit Poster

6th HR Summit Poster

2010 - Seventh Annual Human Rights Summit

"Survival Rx: Knowledge for Health Equity"

7th HR Summit Poster

7th HR Summit Poster