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  11th Annual Conference Asian Criminological Society

11th Annual Conference Asian Criminological Society (ACS)

“Contextualizing Challenges in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia”

23 - 26, June, 2019 Cebu, Philippines

The 11th ACS annual conference will take place in Cebu, the Philippines during June 23-26, 2019. More information please check the conference website: http://www.11thacsannualconference.com/

Democratic Republic of Congo - Constitution Day (1967)
Zaire - Constitution Day (1967)

Human Rights Conference

Human Rights Conference

Date: June 24 - 25, 2019

Location: New York Law School, 185 West Broadway

NYC Pride’s Human Rights Conference is an exciting gathering of activists, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers, students, and others engaged in LGBTQIA+ human rights around the world. This two-day conference provides a unique opportunity for a global dialogue about human rights, ranging from performances to presentations, politics to policies, and activism to academics.

Announcing Harnaam Kaur as one of our talented speakers for the Human Rights Conference!

Harnaam Kaur - otherwise known as The Bearded Dame - is a body positivity warrior, model, world record holder, and activist.

Drawing upon her battle scars and struggles as a bullied teenager, Harnaam inspires people across the globe to embrace their beauty, whatever form it comes in!

Note: Additional speakers and keynote speakers will be announced in the weeks ahead.

For more information or to register, please visit https://2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org/events/human-rights-conference/

Peru - Countryman's Day/Day of the Indian/Dia del Indio
Officially, it's "Inti Raymi" (Festival of the Sun") === Before the colonial Spaniards banned the ceremonial events occurring each Winter Solstice in Cuzco, the native residents gathered to honor the Sun God, sacrifice an animal to ensure good crops and to pay homage to the Inca, as the first born Son of the Sun. The ceremonies took place at the winter solstice, when the sun is farthest from the earth. Fearing the lack of sun and ensuing famine, the ancient Incas gathered in Cuzco to honor the Sun God and plead for his return. The celebrants fasted for days before the event, refrained from physical pleasures and presented gifts to the Inca, who in return put on a lavish banquet of meat, corn bread, chicha and coca tea as they prepared to sacrifice llamas to ensure good crops and fertile fields. In 1572, Viceroy Toledo banned Inti Raymi celebrations as pagan and contrary to the Catholic faith. Following the edict, the ceremonies went underground. Today, it's the second largest festival in South America. Hundreds of thousands of people converge on Cuzco from other parts of the nation, South America and the world for a week long celebration marking the beginning of a new year, the Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun.

Scotland - Bannockburn Day (1314)
Commemorates the Battle of Bannockburn and Robert Bruce. The Scottish victory was complete and, although full English recognition of Scottish independence was not achieved until more than ten years later, Robert Bruce was able to re-establish Scotland as a sovereign state mainly because of the events at Bannockburn. A modern, abstract monument stands on the site of the battle's conclusion, along with a mounted statue of Bruce. The site, and the ubiquitous visitor centre, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. Each year the Scottish Nationalist movement, primarily the Scottish National Party commemorates the battle with a march to Bannockburn field from Stirling town centre. There then follows a laying of a wreath at the statue of Robert Bruce and a rally.