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Jan. 18: MLK Distinguished Service Awards to be presented

martin luther kingPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will present its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the CUB Senior Ballroom. » More …

Nov. 15: Oscar winner shows clips, talks on human rights

By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

sharmeen-obaid-chinoyPULLMAN, Wash. – Academy Award-winning documentary director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will show film clips at a free, public presentation about human rights at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Beasley Coliseum. » More …

April 8: Finalists present solutions to arbitrary detention

PULLMAN, Wash. – Five finalist teams will present their solutions to real cases of arbitrary detention in the United States at the free, public Sixth Annual Global Case Competition. The event will take place today at 3 p.m. April 8, in CUE 202.  » More …

Nov. 6: Immigration, human rights, violence discussed

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Luz-Rivera-MartinezPULLMAN, Wash. – Human rights and state-sponsored political violence will be addressed by Luz Rivera Martinez, an organizer with Consejo Nacional Urbano y Campesino, in a free, public discussion at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in Cleveland 121 at Washington State University. » More …

Human Rights Conference planned for the Palouse

Pullman, Wash.—The third annual Finding The Center Human Rights Conference will take place at The University of Idaho in Moscow, April 12-14. It is billed as an action-oriented conference that will focus on “The Power of Transformation.” Randie S. Gottlieb will kick-off the Conference with a keynote address. Gottlieb is the founder of UNITYWORKS—an organization that provides diversity training for schools, businesses, and community groups. She is also co-founder of the Mona Foundation which supports grassroots educational initiatives aimed at raising the status of women and girls in the United States and abroad. Other speakers include Balbir Mathur, founder of “Trees for Life”—an organization that … » More …

Human Rights Conference registration open

Pullman- Registration is now open for the third annual joint Idaho-Washington regional “Finding the Center: An Action-Oriented Human Rights Conference,” April 12-14 at the University of Idaho.The theme of the conference this year is “The Power of Transformation.” It is designed to provide new tools, techniques and skills for furthering the cause of human rights and dignity for all.The conference brings to the area noted speakers and workshop leaders from throughout the country to share their knowledge and insights with education leaders, local government and religious and civic organizations to draft strategies to create the blueprints for human rights in their own communities.”The future of … » More …

Registration opens for local human rights conference

Registration is now open for the second Idaho-Washington regional “Finding the Center” Human Rights Conference for the Inland Pacific Northwest March 24-26 at the University of Idaho and University Inn Best Western in Moscow.The conference is designed to provide new tools, techniques and skills for furthering the cause of human rights and dignity for all. It will bring to the area noted speakers and workshop leaders from throughout the country to share their special knowledge and insights.”Finding the Center” represents a unique collaboration by the City of Moscow, the University of Idaho, the City of Pullman, Washington State University, the Latah County Human Rights Task … » More …

Human rights focus of roundtable series

The Center for Human Rights, in collaboration with the Associated Students of WSU, will facilitate a series of roundtable discussions this semester to engage the community on topics of human rights.The first discussion, scheduled for noon on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Lighty 405, will focus on the topic of free speech.“I am hoping these discussions will increase understanding of and awareness about current human rights challenges and allow for the airing of different perspectives,” said CHR Director Raúl Sánchez. “Those of us who work in CHR might also learn about human rights issues that may not constitute violations, but need administrative attention all the same.”The … » More …

Center for Human Rights releases quarterly report

Among recent initiatives at the Center for Human Rights (CHR) is a Quarterly Human Rights Report, which will share information with WSU employees, students and others about complaints received by CHR. The first report, covering April-June, can be accessed from http://www.chr.wsu.edu.Raul Sánchez, CHR director, said among his highest priorities is strengthening communication between his office and the greater community.“The reports provide concrete facts upon which we can anchor discussions about human rights policies and practices,” he said. The reports will discuss the types of complaints received, including where they originate and what results from their investigation. By documenting incidents consistently, Sánchez said that over … » More …