Daily Archives: March 14, 2014

Civil rights movement isn’t over

An update from Jillian, a senior anthropology and human rights major: As our trip comes to an end, I find myself very challenged by the ironic juxtaposition of the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the real-time condition of … Continue reading

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Bearing witness today

An update from Amber, a junior political science and human rights major: When I decided to come to France with the Human Rights group, I didn’t really know what to expect. As a Human Rights major, I have been exposed … Continue reading

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From Madison’s home to DC

This day would be our final full day together. The morning was both exciting and bittersweet. The Hampton Inn provided a lovely continental breakfast. One by one, we arrived with our suitcases to grab a quick bite to eat before heading to … Continue reading

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Remembering the innocent

An update from Jennifer, who earned a Master of Liberal Studies in 2010 and is pursuing a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study focused on human rights and social justice: Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the house, the town … Continue reading

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Still close to tragedy

An update from Katie, a graduate student in Liberal Studies: March 11. Oradour-sur-Glane. The quiet, sunny tranquility of the day sharpened the contrast between today and the day everyone in this town of 642 was brutally murdered by Nazis. After visiting … Continue reading

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Our warm welcome in Cuba

A sunrise walk back to the beautiful ocean overlook in front of the Matanzas seminary chapel reveals a number of laborers at work with the morning’s harvest. The seminary produces a substantial portion of the food we eat each day, … Continue reading

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