Fifth Annual Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop
Feb. 17, 2017
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice will hold its fifth annual Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop Feb. 24-26.
This year's theme is Women's Power: Women's Justice, with an emphasis upon the ways in which women work to assert and protect their human
rights and the obstacles they confront in their efforts to do so. The workshop brings
together students from Kalamazoo College, Luther College and Illinois Wesleyan to
present their research on topics ranging from sexuality and shaming to equity in education
and the professions.
Saturday’s keynote speaker is Illinois State University Professor of Philosophy Alison
Bailey, who is also director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program. Her address
is entitled “White Talk, Social Justice, and Ignorance.” Bailey has published extensively
on issues at the intersections of feminist theory, philosophy of race/whiteness studies,
and epistemology. Her 11 a.m. lecture is free and open to the public, and will take
place in State Farm Hall room 101.
The Human Rights Workshop will be held in State Farm Hall room 108 and 102. All Illinois Wesleyan faculty,
staff, and students are invited to attend any or all sessions. For further details,
contact University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger.
By Reilly Kasprak ’17