First DFW ‘Human Rights Youth Summit’ Will Draw Hundreds to SMU Sat., July 15

SMU News Originally Posted: July 12, 2017 Three hundred students, educators and community-outreach leaders will gather at SMU on Saturday, July 15, for the first “Human Rights Youth Summit” set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom of Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer St. “High schoolers shouldn’t have to wait until college to begin learning about human rights, and teachers shouldn’t be afraid to discuss issues young people care about,” says Rick Halperin, director of SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program, co-sponsoring the free event with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. High school students are encouraged to sign up for the “Human Rights Youth Summit” (which will include lunch) onlinewhile seating is available. Registration for community educators and leaders is now closed. The [...]

By | 2017-07-12T17:35:49+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on First DFW ‘Human Rights Youth Summit’ Will Draw Hundreds to SMU Sat., July 15

Embrey Human Rights Program alumnus, “My education was so that I could contribute to society.

FWD.US Originally Posted: June 20, 2017 SMU alumnus José Manuel Santoyo was first inspired to channel his advocacy goals into a career of public service because of the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program. SMU is one of only seven universities in the nation to offer an undergraduate degree program. READ MORE: https://www.smu.edu/News/2016/commencement-dec-jose-santoyo DREAMER STORIES • DALLAS, T.X. Jose Manuel Santoyo A Texas teacher strives to give back to the next generation “My education was so that I could contribute to society. My last year at Southern Methodist University I began working on an engaged learning fellowship. Because of that I was selected to be the commencement speaker for my graduation and represent almost 600 other students who would be graduating that day. In my speech, I [...]

By | 2017-06-20T11:42:37+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on Embrey Human Rights Program alumnus, “My education was so that I could contribute to society.

Volunteers teach students photography and social action through PhotoVoice

Advocate Originally Posted: May 22, 2017 Young voices from Forest-Audelia area heard at Dallas City Hall On a regular basis homeowners, city officials, law enforcement experts and press discuss the Forest-Audelia area and its problems related to crime, poverty, density and code compliance. This is the first time I know of that children who live in the neighborhood’s apartments have addressed City Hall about their experiences. Students, along with volunteers such as Suzanne Massey, wait to talk to Dallas City Council about things in their neighborhood that make them feel unsafe It began late last year when Kids-U, an afterschool program in northeast Dallas, teamed with Parkland Hospital’s Injury Prevention Center and Southern Methodist University (including a grant from its Embrey Human Rights program) to document parts of the neighborhood in which [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:51:14+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on Volunteers teach students photography and social action through PhotoVoice

Graduating SMU student pays her mom’s love forward with a life-saving resource guide for mothers in Dallas (and beyond)

SMU News Originally Posted: May 9, 2017 Sunday, May 14, will officially launch a week of celebrations for SMU senior Dominique Earland. Not only is that her birthday, but it will fall on Mother’s Day – just as it did in 1995, the year Dominique was born. And after she receives two undergraduate degrees at SMU's May Commencement, her academic accomplishments and the life path she has chosen to pursue will track directly back to the lessons about love, nurturing and vulnerability that she learned from her mother. After Texas’ maternal mortality rate spike last year made international headlines, and the state's family-planning resources continued to decline, Dominique focused her Community Outreach Fellowship, funded by SMU's Embrey Human Rights Program (EHRP), to create a 36-page life-saving toolkit for women [...]

By | 2017-05-11T07:59:09+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty), Sociology (Student), Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Graduating SMU student pays her mom’s love forward with a life-saving resource guide for mothers in Dallas (and beyond)

SMU’s Civil Rights Pilgrimage makes lasting impact on travelers

Daily Campus Originally Posted: March 22, 2017 While spring break often marks a time of relaxation and rest from the busy semester, for some SMU students, faculty and community members it was a lesson in humility. A small group embarked on the annual civil rights trip through the American South. James Samuel stands in front of Little Rock Central High School while on the SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Photo credit: James Samuel The pilgrimage is a collaborative effort between the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program and the Office of the Chaplin and Religious Life. Participants travel to numerous civil rights landmarks including the birthplace of Martin Luther King. SMU junior James Samuel found himself engaging in a symbolic opportunity as he was asked to open [...]

By | 2017-03-27T08:10:14+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU’s Civil Rights Pilgrimage makes lasting impact on travelers

Oh, myyyy: George Takei to talk at SMU Feb. 2

Overheard @SMU By: Denise Gee Originally Posted: February, 1, 2017 With humorous and outspoken charm, actor-activist George Takei will speak at SMU Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at McFarlin Auditorium. The sold-out “Upstander” Series show is being sponsored by SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program and the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. (For event details, see https://sites.smu.edu/apps/events/rsvp_form.asp?e=takei.) READ MORE Expect Takei to share his no-holds-barred views on certain controversial current events and other topics through the lens of a human rights champion – views that have won him more than 10 million Facebook“likes” and two million Twitter followers. “Some know me as Mr. Sulu from ‘Star Trek,’ but I hope all know me as a believer in, and a fighter for, the equality and dignity [...]

By | 2017-02-02T09:09:43+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on Oh, myyyy: George Takei to talk at SMU Feb. 2

An Evening with George Takei, Feb. 2- Sold Out

The George Takei lecture is sold out. Please visit www.smu.edu/takei If you are registered for the lecture, please bring a printed copy of your confirmation email and present at the door for admission to McFarlin Auditorium. Please plan to arrive early; doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and seating is not reserved. Parking is available in several locations on SMU’s campus. Click here for campus map. Parking will be available on a first come, first served basis in the Daniel Avenue Parking Center (N Lot), followed by Q Lot, R Lot, and the Airline Parking Center (S Lot). For Uber, Lyft or taxis, please provide the address of 6210 Bishop Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75205. Once you exit your car, you will need to walk on foot about [...]

By | 2017-01-26T08:09:08+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on An Evening with George Takei, Feb. 2- Sold Out

Watch: Dr. Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights Program, on the Alt-Right Movement

FOX4 News Originally Posted: December 7, 2016 Dr. Rick Halperin is the director of the Embrey Human Rights Program at Southern Methodist Universityin Dallas. He talks about the Alt-Right movement and whether it's a small, vocal minority or a larger trend. WATCH

By | 2016-12-09T10:41:19+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Watch: Dr. Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights Program, on the Alt-Right Movement
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