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Learn how to do effective activism on Duke's campus



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  • Welcome

    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.