Director John Sayles discusses his work
Video: Producer Maggie Renzi speaks with students             

The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice 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

▷ Find student activism and volunteer organizations 

▷ Human rights activities at Illinois Wesleyan