Center for Human Rights & Social Justice

Center for Human Rights and Social Justice at IWU

Career Panel
Careers in Social Justice Organizations
Students were invited to learn about career possibilities in social justice related non-government organizations during the career panel on Tuesday, November 13th.
"Human Rights and Environmental Justice"
IWU's annual workshop, held Thursday, Sept. 13, invited participants to consider local, national and global environmental issues through the framework of human rights and social justice.
IWU Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop Group
7th Annual IWU Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop
Students presented research related to human rights at the 7th annual IWU Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop

About the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice

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.

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

7th Annual Human Rights Workshop Logo

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Changing Climates and Human Rights Discourse

Date: February 15th - February 17th

Abstract Deadline: Monday, December 3rd, 2018

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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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▷ Human rights activities at Illinois Wesleyan

Scholars at Risk Network

Scholars at Risk Website