Center for Human Rights & Social Justice

The Center supports campus initiatives related to human rights and social justice, which play a prominent role in the mission and curriculum of Illinois Wesleyan University. These initiatives include the Peace Fellows Program, the Scholars at Risk Advocacy Seminar, the Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop, and the Unraveling Inequality Course Cluster. In addition, the CHRSJ sponsors prominent guest speakers and summer internships, and provides information about the graduate programs and prospective NGO opportunities in the human rights field. It is a member of the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights, a network of over fifty organizations, service providers, and university centers, that work together to protect and promote human rights in our Midwest region.  

The CHRSJ is part of the University's new Center for Engaged Citizenship, which also houses the Action Research Center and the Student Volunteer and Resource Center

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Alternative Spring Breakers Lend A Helping Hand
Volunteering Illinois Wesleyan students spent their spring breaks doing service projects at a Lakota Sioux tribe settlement in South Dakota, and in Albany, Ga., with Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge.


Author to Speak on Hidden History of Vietnam
Nick Turse, author of Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, will speak on Monday, April 7.


Students Stage 'Shantytown' to Raise Awareness
Students portrayed street children whose lives they had researched as part of "unraveling inequality"-themed courses at Illinois Wesleyan, reported by The Pantagraph.

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 Human rights activities at Illinois Wesleyan

Center for Human Rights and Social Justice at Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Liberal Arts (CLA) 145
205 Beecher St.
P.O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900