The Renewing a Human Rights Agenda webinar series explores the opportunities and challenges the nation and the new administration face regarding issues with human rights implications both in the United States and abroad. 


Spring 2021 Webinar Series

  • Find additional details about each event on our Events page
  • February 24, 12:00 PM: Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: U.S. Foreign Policy
  • March 10, 12:00 PM: Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: Defending Democracy in the U.S.
  • March 24, 12:00 PM: Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: The Criminal Legal System
  • April 7, 12:00 PM: Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: The Climate Crisis
  • April 28, 12:00 PM: Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: Native American Rights
  • May 19, 12:00 PM: Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: Immigration Policy and Migrant Justice


How to watch


Resources from March 10 webinar: Defending Democracy in the U.S.

Kian Vesteinssen
Dr. Caroline Tolbert
Dr. David Ryfe
Dr. Jovanna Davidovic


Resources from March 24 webinar: The Criminal Legal System

Graphs and slides


Resources from April 7 webinar: The Climate Crisis

UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Human Rights that Benefits Nature article by the BBC


Resources from April 28 webinar: Native American Rights

Kelly Montijo Fink

  • Authors:  Vine Deloria & Joseph Marshall, Poet Laureate Joy Harjo
  • An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxane Dunbar Ortiz
  • We the People lecture by Mark Charles
  • Why Americans Should Unlearn Their History lecture by Kevin Gover
  • Native humor, storytelling, & fun:
    • Film: Christmas in the Clouds directed by Kate Montgomery
    • YouTube:  Natives React (channel: patrickisanavajo) 
    • Tik tok: Breet Mooswa (@brettstoise)
    • For Native Music, check out the NAMMYS 

Carrie Schuettpelz

Kelly Clougher 

  • Gone, J. (2009). A community-based treatment for Native American historical trauma: Prospects for evidence-based practice. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 751-762.
  •  Gone, J. (2013). Redressing First Nations historical trauma: Theorizing mechanisms for indigenous culture as mental health treatment. Transcultural Psychiatry, 50(5), 683-706.
  •  Gone, J. & Alcantra, C. (2007). Identifying effective mental health interventions for American Indians and Alaska Natives: A review of the literature. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 13(4), 356-363.
  •  Gone, J. & Trimble, J. (2012). American Indian and Alaska Native mental health: Diverse perspectives on enduring disparities. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 8(1), 31-60.


Resources from the May 19 webinar: Immigration Policy & Migrant Justice

Migration Policy Institute

The U.S. Asylum System in Crisis: Charting a Way Forward by the Migration Policy Institute

Rethinking the U.S. Legal Immigration System: A Policy Road Map by the Migration Policy Institute

Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice