Daily Archives: August 19, 2013

Postcards from Australia

An update from Emily, a junior majoring in human rights in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences: Some of our group in King's Park, overlooking Perth and the Swan River Students who participated in SMU's Civil Rights Pilgrimage beside a photo of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Trinity Church in Perth. Professor Halperin writing the Embrey Human Rights Program's motto, "There's no such thing as a lesser person," in the sand. Simon Forrest, professor of Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University, robed in a kangaroo pelt while performing the "Welcome to Country" ceremony

2013-08-19T20:24:55+00:00 August 19th, 2013|Human Rights Australia 2013|

Celebrating honesty in dance

An update from Kelsey, a junior dance major in Meadows School of the Arts:  What is a dance major doing on a human rights trip to Perth, Australia? On day five of our trip, after a long day of lectures, I realized my connection to human rights was more pertinent than I could ever imagine. The day began with Dr. Jude Comfort’s lecture on “Using a Human Rights Lens on LGBTI Issues.” I learned a lot about the history, terminology, and stigma surrounding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community; however, what really resonated with me was Dr. Comfort’s story about Larry and his lens on the issue. Because I'm an artist, people often ask me, “So you know [...]

2013-08-19T16:44:48+00:00 August 19th, 2013|Human Rights Australia 2013|