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Human Rights and Civic Engagement Stories from DukeEngage 2012
October 18, 2012 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
DukeEngage volunteers often find themselves on the frontlines of human rights work in the U.S. and overseas. Whether their service involves them in research, monitoring, advocacy or direct involvement in reconciliation efforts, they confront the challenges of understanding the roots of deep-seated social conflicts while also taking responsible action to advance equal access to civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights.
Come join in a dialogue with Duke students who have recently served with human rights organizations in:
- Cambodia – researching and documenting land grabs from the poor and forced evictions
- Northern Ireland – developing community dialogues and building social capital to promote the reconciliation of Catholics and Protestants
- South Africa – advocating for anti-violence policies to protect the rights of sex workers and prisoners
- Tucson, Arizona USA – advocating for policies to promote social justice for immigrants and refugees from the US-Mexico borderlands