Advocacy Fellow-in-Residence

Human rights advocates from around the world come to campus for a week in the spring.  They attend classes; deliver a lecture; and meet with students, faculty, and community organizers.   Past advocates have included a Nigerian student activist,  human rights advocates from Belfast and Mozambique, a forensic physician from Turkey, a Palestinian child psychiatrist,  a youth and human rights organizer from Atlanta, Georgia, and an internationally recognized activist who works with Haitian workers in the Dominican Republic.  

Ashley S. Williams - Spring 2016

In the spring of 2016, the Human Rights Program was proud to sponsor Ashley S. Williams, a queer black organizer and artist working in Charlotte, NC.  Ashley has been an active participant around Black Lives Matter, Black-Palestinian Solidarity, and ending police violence in Charlotte.  Ashley works to decentralize whiteness and build community in non-colonial ways.  Ashley's visit was co-sponsored by the CUGS Arts Initiative.

Jorge Miyagui - Spring 2015

In the spring of 2015,  the Human Rights  Program and the Latin and Culture Studies Department were proud to co-sponsor Peruvian artist/activist Jorge Miyagui as the Human Rights Advocacy Fellow-in-Residence.  The following departments and programs also made his visit to campus possible:  Asian Studies, CUGS Arts Committee, History, International Studies, and Studio Arts.  To view  Jorge Miyagui's artwork, please click here.