“Where will these people be?”

An update from Aymen, a biology and Spanish major, and human rights minor: A month ago, all I knew about Australia was from what I had seen in movies and read on the Outback Steakhouse menu. After spending 10 days in Perth, I came back with unforgettable memories of exploring the city, taking selfies with kangaroos, being covered head to toe in dirt from crawling through a cave, (struggling) to canoe up a river, and most of all hearing firsthand accounts of Australia’s human rights issues. Upon arriving at Curtin University, we dove headfirst into a hefty list of human rights violations, the first being the issue of refugee/asylum seekers. I wish the previous research I had done on the [...]