Human Rights Australia 2013

Fourteen SMU undergraduate and M.L.S. students, as well as professors and staffers, will be in Perth, Australia, August 1-14 for an Embrey Human Rights Program-sponsored study trip. The group will “connect with individuals and communities working for better human rights records pertaining to indigenous populations, treatment of refugees, violence against women, LGBT issues and survivors of torture,” says EHRP Director Rick Halperin, who is leading the trip.

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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

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 in Perth.

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.

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

Simon Forrest, professor of Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University, robed in a kangaroo pelt while performing the “Welcome to Country” ceremony

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