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

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.

Career Panel
IWU’s Center for Human Rights and Social Justice hosted a career panel on Tuesday, November 13th. Students were invited to learn about career possibilities in social justice related non-government organizations
Workshop
IWU’s Center for Human Rights and Social Justice hosted its annual Human Rights Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 13. The workshop, titled “Human Rights and Environmental Justice,” invited participants to consider local, national and global environmental issues through the framework of human rights and social justice.
 

7th Annaul Human Rights and Social Justice Research Workshop! Feb 15 - 17, 2019

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Changing Climates and Human Rights Discoure

Date: February 15th - February 17th

Abstract Deadline: Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Email abstracts to  iepstein@iwu.edu

  • Present your evolving research about how our understanding of human rights has changed, or how human rights informs our understanding of environmental justice.
  • Meet with professors and students from around the country to share and critique ideas over a two day period.
  • If accepted, all expense other than travel to and from Bloomington, Illinois will be paid for.

Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice Internships

Thanks to the generous support of IWU alumni from the class of 1970, the Fund for Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, and Social Justice, to be administered by the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice, has been established for the purpose of supporting relevant student internships and campus programming in these thematic areas.

Beginning this summer and continuing through the 2016-17 academic year, the Center will offer up to $5,000 in individual stipends to qualified students in the graduating classes of 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 who complete human rights, environmental sustainability, and social justice internships. 

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