2015 Human Rights Day


Kelsey Timmerman, Keynote Speaker

Kelsey will discuss the subjects and issues covered in his books “Where Am I Eating?” and “Where Am I Wearing?” including: consumerism, modern-day slavery, globalization, child labor, global poverty, and what we all can do to be better local and global (Glocal) citizens.


Adam Gaunt 

Adam Gaunt is a Graduate Assistant/Program Coordinator for the Office of Diversity. He received his B.S. in December, 2013 in Management Information Systems. Currently he is enrolled in the M.B.A.  program at ISU with an anticipated graduation date of May of this year.


Stephen Ferry

Stephen Ferry was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. At the age of 12, Stephen learned to develop film at a local camera store.   Stephen has traveled to dozens of countries, covering social and political change, human rights, and the environment.  He has collaborated with The New York Times, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Geo and many other publications.   Stephen regularly collaborates with Human Rights Watch as a visual investigator.   A fluent Spanish speaker, Stephen has developed a understanding of Latin American culture, society and politics over 20 years of covering the region. Stephen's first book,  I Am Rich Potosí: The Mountain that Eats Men (Monacelli Press) was published in 1999, and his second Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict (Umbrage / Icono) came out in 2012.   Stephen’s work has received numerous prizes in the World Press, Picture of the Year and Best of Photojournalism contests. He has received grants  from the National Geographic Expeditions Council,  the Fund for Investigative Journalism, the Alicia Patterson Foundation, the Howard Chapnick Fund, the Knight International Press Fellowship, the Getty Images Grant for Good, Open Society Foundations, the Magnum Foundation and the Tim Hetherington Grant.   Stephen teaches documentary practice at the Fundación para un Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), in Cartagena, Colombia and the International Center of Photography (ICP) in NYC.   


Stuart Mora - United Here 

Workplace leaders and organizers from UNITE HERE will share stories of the economic injustice and workplace abuses that they have experienced and how they have organized the union to address many of their issues through relationships, community-building, and strategic campaigning. The worker leaders will come from Marian, Butler, IUPUI, and Earlham. They are mostly food service workers who are contracted through multi-national corporations by their universities and have all organized in the last four years.


Myra Dahgaypaw

Myra is the campaigns coordinator at the U.S. Campaign for Burma, an organization dedicated to empowering grassroots activists around the world to promote democracy, human rights, justice and national reconciliation in Burma. Myra will lead a presentation titled, "Burma: The Struggle for Human Rights."


Mike Glenn

Professional basketball is seen as a fiercely competitive sport with outstanding athletes talented in the art of dunking a basket or blocking a shot. Mike “Stinger ”Glenn a former NBA basketball player who played with the Buffalo Braves, the New York Knicks, The Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks, gives you a multidimensional view of what really makes them successful human beings in his insightful book, Lessons in Success from the NBA’s Top Players. As a renowned speaker, Mike has participated in youth programs such as the Atlanta based “Stop the Violence” campaign and drug-awareness seminars in high schools across the Southeast. He has also served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Miss Junior Black America Pageant in September, 1989. Mike has spoken at numerous colleges and sports teams on health, minerals, and longevity. He continues to speak at schools, churches, banquets, business offices and literacy support groups.