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