What's Happening in Tigray?

The UCLA Promise Institute is sponsoring a lecture on the crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The presentation is part of the Institute's Human Rights Around the World series.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to Wednesday, October 20, 2021
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM (Pacific Time)

Join us to learn about the historical context for the fighting, the ongoing violence, the restricted access of humanitarian organizations and the devastating impact on those in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.


  • Awet Weldemichael, Professor, Queen's National Scholar, Queen's College
  • Fisseha Tekle, Horn of Africa Researcher, Amnesty International*
  • Meaza Gebremedhin, Human Rights Advocate

*Unfortunately, due to an emergency, Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International, will not be speaking. Fisseha Tekle will represent Amnesty International.

Professor Weldemichael is an MA (African Studies) and PhD (History) alum of UCLA.

Sponsored by the UCLA Promise Institute and co-sponsored by the UCLA African Studies Center and the UCLA School of Law International and Comparative Law Program.


Register at ucla.in/3kRXs7G

Cost : free Zoom webinar

African Studies Center


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Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, The Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA School of Law International and Comparative Law Program