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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.

Historic Federal Guidance on Transgender Students

By Transgender Law Center

Thanks to the Transgender Law Center for providing insightful commentary on the federal government’s historic guidance on transgender students issued last week on May 13, 2016. Please visit the TLC blog for up to date reports about legal battles and policies affecting trans people.

In a “Dear Colleague” letter, the Department of Education and Department of Justice issued guidance today making it clear that schools must treat transgender students according to their gender identity in all respects and cannot ban transgender students from using facilities that match the gender they live as every day. (more…)

Alisha Walker: Survived & Punished

By Brit Schulte Alisha Walker was working when she was attacked. Her attacker, Alan Filan, was a regular client who became aggressive, hostile, and demanded unsafe services while under the influence of alcohol. When Alisha refused, he escalated from threats … Continue reading

Towards an Age-Friendly World

By Michelle Lugalia-Hollon, Contributing Editor, Global Health By 2050, a full 25% of the world’s population will be 65 years old or older and their life expectancies are expected to increase as well. By 2020, the number of older people … Continue reading

Am I Still Human?

By P. Hartsfield P. Hartsfield, currently incarcerated at Stateville Correctional Center, shares this vivid blow-by-blow first-hand account of his harrowing initiation to Tamms Supermax Prison six years ago. Hartsfield discusses how he continues to suffer from the trauma he experienced … Continue reading

“Sold To Africa”: Remembering Patrice Lumumba

By Keisha Blain | African American Intellectual History Society Fifty-five years ago, on January 17, 1961, Patrice Lumumba, the first democratically-elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was assassinated in a coordinated transnational effort backed by the … Continue reading