Event: Oct. 10, Film Screening and Human Rights Discussion: Spirits Homecoming

Event Date: October 10, 2018 Location: McCord Auditorium Time: 6:30 p.m. The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is sponsoring an event on Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 pm. It is open to the SMU community and the public. We will be screening the film Spirits Homecoming, based on the story of one the “comfort women” who was a victim of Japanese military sexual slavery. Following the screening, Sinmin Pak, a nationally known advocate for justice for the survivors, will discuss the pilgrimage she undertook this past summer in Japan to raise awareness about the issue.  

By | 2018-10-04T10:49:41-07:00 October 4th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on Event: Oct. 10, Film Screening and Human Rights Discussion: Spirits Homecoming

Meet Averie Bishop, Human Rights Fellow 2018-19

Dedman College News Originally Posted: October 3, 2018 By: Ryan Garrett Averie Bishop is a senior undergraduate majoring in Human Rights and Sociology and minoring in Law and Legal Reasoning (as a Pre-Law Scholar). In addition to being recognized as Miss Asian America, she along with her mother, Marevi, created the Tulong Foundation, a nonprofit that supports primary education for students in Southeast Asia. The Foundation is supported, in part, by an Embrey Human Rights Program student research grant. Initially created to help provide education opportunities, the Tulong Foundation currently sponsors over 20 children in the south of the Philippines; additionally, Tulong has expanded to include ventures such as teaching the locals sustainable farming skills and how to find and filter clean drinking water. “’Tulong’ [...]

By | 2018-10-03T07:08:11-07:00 October 3rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Meet Averie Bishop, Human Rights Fellow 2018-19

From a lynching to a pistol whipping, this map documents human rights abuse in Dallas

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: September 26, 2018 It’s an audacious goal: To make human rights a part of everyday conversation in Dallas, to make it as much a water-cooler topic as sports or reality TV. The team building the Human Rights Dallas map wants nothing less. The SMU-based researchers hope their online tool, unveiled this week, will give everyone a better understanding of both the good and ugly of our city’s history. Visit humanrightsdallasmaps.com and you’ll find a dozen stories pinned to a digital map of locations across Dallas County. Even if you’ve heard these narratives of injustice before, it’s urgently important that we think about them anew, given what’s gone on in our city of late. Perhaps these history lessons will give us [...]

By | 2018-09-27T10:28:08-07:00 September 27th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on From a lynching to a pistol whipping, this map documents human rights abuse in Dallas

Kendell Miller-Roberts, EHRP Post-Baccalaureate Fellow 2018-19

Dedman College News Originally Posted: September 5, 2018 By: Ryan Garrett Kendell graduated from SMU with a B.A. in Human Rights, a B.F.A. in Dance Performance, and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies in May 2018. This fall, she will be returning to campus to work as a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program. Originally, she had planned to minor in human rights. However, when Kendell participated in the EHRP Poland trip during her first year, she was so moved both emotionally and academically by the work and the information she was learning, that after fall semester of her sophomore year, she declared human rights as her second major. "The Embrey Human Rights Program has not only changed the way I see [...]

By | 2018-09-05T10:20:13-07:00 September 5th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Kendell Miller-Roberts, EHRP Post-Baccalaureate Fellow 2018-19

Navigating the intersection of commerce and compassion

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: August 2018 Neha Husein ’19 gripped the steering wheel as her car jolted forward, hit from behind on one of Dallas’ busiest and most dangerous freeways. Shaken, but not injured, the high school senior surveyed the significant damage to her car. The cause of the crash? The driver behind her was texting while driving.  The SMU senior admits to being “a little paranoid” on the road since that 2014 collision. That unease eventually inspired her to develop Just Drive, a mobile app that awards points to drivers who lock their phones while driving. Users redeem points for coupons and gift cards for food, drinks and merchandise. In less than a year, Husein piloted Just Drive from a class assignment into a [...]

By | 2018-08-23T09:51:00-07:00 August 23rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Navigating the intersection of commerce and compassion

Triumph of the Spirit Awards to honor human rights leaders

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Location: Mack Ballroom, SMU Campus Dallas, Texas Time: Dinner & Celebration 6:00 p.m. Register for the event: https://link.smu.edu/events/triumph-of-the-spirit/registration About the Honorees: "Nazi Hunters" Beate and Serge Klarsfeld. For more than five decades, this married couple has brought war criminals and to justice across the globe and helped restore the names and faces of victims. Click here to learn more.   2018 Local Awardees: The Docents of the Dallas Holocaust Museum This elite team of North Texas educators is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancinghuman rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference. Click here to learn more.   About the Triumph of the Spirit Awards: Thoughtfully produced to entertain and inspire, the TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT AWARDS honor the accomplishment, commitment and innovation of human [...]

By | 2018-08-09T08:17:57-07:00 August 10th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on Triumph of the Spirit Awards to honor human rights leaders

Letter: Honor Santos Rodriguez

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: July 29, 2018 Rick Halperin, Director of the Embrey Human Rights Program at Southern Methodist University writes a letter to Dallas Morning News encouraging city officials to honor Santos Rodriguez with a memorial. Honor Santos Rodriguez, Dallas Last week marked the 45th anniversary of a major tragedy in Dallas: the murder of a handcuffed 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez by Officer Darrell Cain inside his police car on July 24, 1973; that event led to the only race riot in Dallas' history four days later in anger and protest. Currently, there is nothing in public in this city dedicated to the memory of Santos Rodriguez, although Seattle was able to dedicate a public park in his name in 1976. The failure of [...]

By | 2018-07-31T07:54:04-07:00 July 31st, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Letter: Honor Santos Rodriguez

WATCH: Sold out crowd for Santos Rodriguez documentary

Fox 4 Originally Posted: July 24, 2018 WATCH Filmmaker Byron Hunter says he just finished editing the documentary this weekend. Monday's private screening will be followed by a public showing on Tuesday on the 45th anniversary of a killing that marked a very dark day in Dallas. The killing of 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez was national news. It sparked a series of protests and near riots. It was on July 24, 1973, when Santos and his brother, David, were picked up on suspicion of burglary. Santos was handcuffed in the back of a Dallas police car. Officer Darrell Cain held a revolver to the boy's head and pulled the trigger on an empty chamber. The boy still insisted he was innocent. The second trigger pull was [...]

By | 2018-07-25T07:47:35-07:00 July 25th, 2018|Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on WATCH: Sold out crowd for Santos Rodriguez documentary

Film, Art Project Aim For Honest Reflection On 12-Year-Old’s Murder In Dallas’ Little Mexico

KERA Originally Posted: July 23, 2018 The Santos Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship celebrates the life of this young boy by providing other young persons an opportunity that he never had – the opportunity for a college education. It also dignifies the memory of July 24, 1973, by perpetually transforming the terrible injustice of that day into a positive force for change. Learn more about the Santos Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship. Forty-five years ago Tuesday, a Dallas police officer shot and killed a 12-year-old Mexican-American boy, Santos Rodriguez, while he sat handcuffed inside a patrol car. Today if you drive or walk by Pike Park — once the heart of Dallas' Little Mexico — you wouldn’t know it was also near the site of that tragedy. Dallas Parks board [...]

By | 2018-07-23T19:14:47-07:00 July 23rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on Film, Art Project Aim For Honest Reflection On 12-Year-Old’s Murder In Dallas’ Little Mexico
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