Human Rights

The inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Preamble, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948.

Transformative Possibilities and the ACSJL 2015 Global Prize

By Lisa Brock, Senior Editor and Academic Director of the Arcus Center of Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College

Jennicet Gutierrez of Familia: Queer Trans Liberation Movement. Photo Credit: John Lacko

On June 24, 2015, Jennicet Gutierrez interrupted President Obama at a White House event celebrating LGBTQ progress. “I Interrupted Obama because we need to be heard,” Gutierrez said in her June Blade essay. She continues, “Progress has not been fully realized because of the continuous discrimination and violence we face in our daily lives.” (more…)

Towards a Water Ethics Manifesto

By Lucy Rodina Is it ethical to let a river run dry? Is it ethical to have clean drinking water in Vancouver and hundreds of boil water advisories in Indigenous communities all across Canada? Is it ethical to take away … Continue reading

Intra-Arab discrimination in Dearborn

By Banen Al-Sheemary | openDemocracy I have grown accustomed to the skeptical glances and displeased faces that accompany the “othering” question, “where are you from?” Whether I’m dealing with white America in Ann Arbor or intra-Arab hierarchy and Lebanese superiority … Continue reading