Participating in Greg Gordon's "Brining Human Rights to Life" session. Referenced to movies of interest: The Interpreter (a Syndey Pollack film) and The Ghosts of Rwanda (a PBS Frontline documentary).
I should also comment on James Loewen's keynote last night. Covered some of the same ground as his workshop, but made a really compelling argument that the South won the Civil War in 1890, 35 years after it ended. Supporting evidence: the Republican party stopped supporting human rights, allowing white supremacy to grow unchecked. A state like Kentucky built something like 70 Civil War monuments between 1890 and 1940, 65 of them celebrating the south, only 5 the north. He also pointed out that the Republican party, since 1964, has pursued a white agenda by targeting the southern vote and heartland votes where lingering racism (and other issues) appeal to white voters, even though the Republican party does not generally help the working class and middle class white voters.