human rights violations

On the August 24th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with founders of Voices of Witness, an oral history project, and book series that depicts human rights injustices through the stories of the men and women who experience them.

People tend to treat other people who differ from them, even in seemingly small and insignificant ways, as less than fully human. Our tendency to dehumanize the "other" has sometimes led to great atrocities like the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda, and the slave trade. It is arguably responsible for such widespread social ills as racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Where does our tendency to dehumanize others come from? Is it based on bad arguments hat can be rationally refuted, or are its origins deeper in the human psyche? Are we bound to see the "other" as less than fully human?


 On the August 25th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation UC Berkeley Human Rights Center’s photo exhibition, “Envisioning Human Rights, a collection of world-class human rights photography.” How effective are images in Conveying human rights issues around the world? And how do photographs inspire people to act? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you. Guests:

Eric Stover, faculty director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health, University of California at Berkeley