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Scholars at Risk Advocacy Seminar

Student Group Photo for Scholars at Risk Participation Day
Illinois Wesleyan University students participate in Scholar's at Risk Youth Advocacy Day


Scholars at Risk Network

The Scholars at Risk Advocacy Seminar is a residential student organization that meets bi-weekly to research and advocate on behalf of an international scholar who has been unfairly imprisoned. Advocacy seminars are being held throughout the U.S. and in Europe, and in March, IWU students go to Washington, D.C., where they meet fellow students, and present their findings before House of Representative and Senate office staff members. Incarcerated scholars whose cases our students have recently researched have come from China, Iran, Thailand, Angola, and Russia. Organizations like Amnesty International and Scholars at Risk will always be a light shining into the darkness to give hope to those who do not have any.

If students would like to get involved, there are many ways to do so. To join Scholars at Risk, one must simply show up at one of the meetings which are held every other Wednesday in State Farm Hall 108 at 4pm. To get more information, email Professor Munro at Other ways to get involved include following organizations like Amnesty International to be aware of new cases and potential letter writing campaigns.


View Past Scholars at Risk cases