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Three-part Human Rights Symposium kicks off April 9

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North Central’s Office of International Programs and Leadership, Ethics and Values program kicks off the College’s third annual Spring Symposium on global human rights at noon Monday, April 9, with a guest presentation titled “Fighting HIV/AIDS by Bringing New Technologies Closer to Patients.”

Jonathan Lehe, senior laboratory analyst for the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Nairobi, Kenya, will discuss new point-of-care testing that provides diagnosis and therapy for AIDS patients in resource-limited settings.

The free hourlong talk will take place in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center and is open to the campus community.

Two more Spring Symposium events on human rights are planned on Thursday, April 12. Mark your calendar for 4 to 6 p.m. when the Midwest regional director of Amnesty International USA will speak in Heininger Auditorium and students will present their research related to human rights. At 7:30 p.m., a one-man show titled “In Between” by actor Ibrahim Miari will depict the complexities of a Palestinian-Israeli identity.