The Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, students and practitioners to promote new understandings about human rights, with special emphasis on issues of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, income inequality and the environment. The Center is committed to the goal of social justice, and the politics of forgiveness, accountability and reconciliation. It seeks to promote collaborative, cross-disciplinary , and critical thinking about human rights, with particular emphasis on developing academic programs and research initiatives that highlight these questions, and sponsoring campus-wide events that encourage awareness and activism on human rights issues.> More
Summer Retreat for Students Interested in Human Rights and Social Justice
Join United Students Against Sweatshops and other student organizers for the first annual summer campout! Share and enhance your organizing skills – learn more about what tactics work best, how to grow grassroots democracy and ways to build a southern foundation of solidarity among students.
Dates: June 28 – July 1, 2013. Location: 127 Cosby Road, Cosby, TN. Cost: Free
*Need-based scholarships and fundraising support are available for travel costs.
Fill out the registration form here. For more information, contact Amy (732-947-8630) or e-mail email@example.com
Dawn Purvis discusses the lasting impact of The Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Reconciliation – are the concrete walls the stumbling blocks to peace building?
“They started as a temporary, military response to sectarian violence and disorder and today there are over 80 in mostly urban working class communities. Concrete walls are the physical evidence that conflict is not really over yet…They are the scars of hurt in a fretful society trying to build a better future. But much more than that, they represent the mental and physical barriers of a society’s failure to deal with its past.” For a full version of the talk click here.> More
Events (See All)
Stepping Into Durham’s Long Civil Rights Movement: A Downtown Walking Tour
August 3, 2013 10:00 am
Stepping Into Durham’s Long Civil Rights Movement: A Downtown Walking Tour Saturday, June 1 and Saturday, August 3, 2013, 10 a.m. – 12 noon> More
Leslie Brown: Challenges With Civil Rights Curriculum
September 17, 2013 4:00 pm
Leslie Brown: Challenges With Civil Rights Curriculum at the College Level Tuesday, September 17 at 4:00 pm, Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4> More
Human Rights Education After Human Rights Idolatry
October 31, 2013 4:00 pm
Human Rights Education After Human Rights Idolatry Thursday, October 31st at 4:00 p.m., Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4> More