Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences Dedman College Research Faculty News History Human Rights Events

My college years were in the tumultuous 1960s. Graduates today must keep idealism alive.

Originally Posted: May 9, 2021
“I anticipate many of my students in the Southern Methodist University Human Rights Program, where I teach, will remain active in social justice causes for Black Lives Matter, women’s and LGBTQ rights, anti-hate activism, and beyond.”
Rick Halperin, director of the SMU Dallas Human Rights Program, contemplates the future of his graduating human rights scholars while recalling his personal journey of protests as an undergraduate 50 years ago.
Published in USA Today