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Understanding Rwanda: Memories from a human rights trip

In August 2012, a group of 20 SMU students, faculty and staff members visited Rwanda with the University’s Embrey Human Rights Program. The group went to observe how the African country is recovering from its 1994 civil war, in which up … Continue reading

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SMU Rwanda travelers seek school supplies for August 2012 trip

UPDATE Aug. 2, 2012: Thanks to donations from the SMU community and friends, the Embrey Human Rights Program travelers will leave for Rwanda tomorrow with 12 suitcases filled with 200 pounds of school supplies and 250 pounds of books (from Half-Price … Continue reading

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Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee to speak at SMU May 23, 2012

Liberian peace activist and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Leymah Gbowee will make one of her few scheduled 2012 U.S. speaking appearances at SMU on Wednesday, May 23. The author of Mighty Be Our Powers will discuss “Women, Leadership and Human Rights” at 7:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Experts link murdered women and environmental ruin at the border

The ongoing murders of countless women at the U.S.-Mexico border, along with devastating environmental damage inflicted by factories, are the subject of “Ecocide and Femicide on the Border: Ecofeminism and the Maquiladora Murders.” The event will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April … Continue reading

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Conference to explore human rights issues in Africa April 11-15

The African Literature Association will meet April 11-15, 2012, at SMU and Dallas’s Adolphus Hotel to explore human rights issues in Africa. The association’s 38th annual meeting will feature 10 writers, journalists and performers from various countries in Africa and is expected … Continue reading

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Panel examines ‘Seeking Justice in the Face of Hate’ April 5, 2012

How long does a person or community have to wait for justice? A state legislator – representing an Allen family that believes their son’s 2009 stabbing death was a miscarriage of justice – will join four others with uniquely compelling … Continue reading

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Sunbelt prisons are focus of 2012 Clements Center Symposium

Declaring that today’s racially disproportionate rates of incarceration represent “a New Jim Crow,” scholar Michelle Alexander has argued that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” This assertion, and its exploration, provide the theme of the … Continue reading

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Living the dream: SMU celebrates MLK Day 2012 all week

SMU celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Dream Week 2012 Jan. 16-19. Sponsored by the University’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the annual observance features a variety of activities throughout the week, including opportunities for community … Continue reading

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Law, human rights programs earn 2011 ‘Angel of Freedom’ awards

SMU’s Dedman School of Law and Embrey Human Rights Program received 2011 “Angel of Freedom” awards from the Human Rights Initiative (HRI) of North Texas. As HRI’s highest honor for people or groups committed to helping victims of human rights abuses, the awards were … Continue reading

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Sobibór survivor to speak at SMU Oct. 13, 2011

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