August 28, 2020 – WYA North America’s last Drinks and Discussion event of 2020 took place on Friday, August 28. While the largest contingent of participants hailed from North America, youth from India, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Somaliland also joined the call—in the middle of the night! The conversation centered on “Renewing Human Rights,” an article by Mary Anne Glendon and Seth Kaplan.
Participants used the text as a starting point for discussion of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the current challenges facing the international human rights project. Although this event concluded the summer 2020 Drinks and Discussion series, WYA North America will continue to host engaging online events throughout the year and will resume Drinks and Discussion in summer 2021!