Human Rights Workshop to Address Timely Topics

Sept. 3, 2015   

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Timely topics ranging from the Black Lives Matter movement to the Kentucky county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples will be part of the agenda at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Human Rights Workshop Sept. 13.

Illinois Wesleyan faculty, staff, students and alumni will lead sessions on topics including youth protest movements, equal opportunity employment rights, global healthcare, incarceration, theories of punishment, religion and indignity. Organizers will lead participants through discussions seeking to answer questions on what are human rights? How are they defined, and how can they be realized?

The workshop begins with lunch for participants at noon and concludes at 4:30 p.m. All sessions will be held at Hansen Student Center. The workshop is sponsored by IWU’s Center for Human Rights and Social Justice and is free to student participants. Register on the Facebook event page