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Human Rights: teach


This syllabus project contributes to the already substantial work of the Sacred Stones Camp, Red Warrior Camp, and the Oceti Sakowin Camp to resist the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens traditional and treaty-guaranteed Great Sioux Nation territory. … Continue reading

Freedom Dreams Syllabus

By Alice Kim Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project, Stateville Prison This course explores the freedom dreams of political thinkers, artists, writers, activists and ordinary people in the US and beyond. We will engage with multiple genres (personal narrative, graphic memoir, poetry, speeches) … Continue reading

Great Lakes American Indian History

This course examines the competing ways in which Native histories of the Great Lakes region have been constructed. Primary sources are drawn from Native origin and migration stories, and oral histories. Secondary sources include studies of Ojibwe spearfishing, Indigenous religious, … Continue reading

Human Rights and World Literature

This course first presents some basic readings in human rights-providing the historical background and documents we need to understand modern human rights work from an historical and legal angle. But as even legal scholars of human rights attest, human rights … Continue reading

Human Rights Exercises for the University Classroom

Exercises have been designed to assist instructors of human rights by supplying a week’s worth of time-tested one-day curricula for the classroom. The Exercises serve as practical supplements to instructors’ current course syllabus, and may assist as well in generating … Continue reading

Issues in Women’s International Human Rights and International Violence Against Women

International violence against women happens in different contexts and cultures world-wide, and second; that the international study of these problems reveals the complicity and systematic toleration of violence against women by governments all over the world. International collaboration on addressing … Continue reading

Law and Poverty

This class introduces you to literature written by writers of color living in the United States. With special attention to motifs such as memory, storytelling, cultural hybridity, and the social construction of identity, we’ll explore similarities and differences in the … Continue reading

Law, Protest, and Social Movements

This course is for students interested in learning how to create social change through collective action. The dual aims of the course are to enrich our understanding of the mechanics of social change and to critically examine the relationship between … Continue reading

Native American History

This course explores the diverse histories of the Indigenous peoples of what is now the United States from pre-European contact to the twentieth century. We will look at the ways in which Native peoples and historians have constructed these histories, … Continue reading

Native Lives Matter

Mah-Hi-Vist Goodblanket, Christina Tahhahwah, John T. Williams, Nicholas “Sul” Concha, Corey Kanosh, Benjamin Whiteshield, Christopher J. Capps, Sarah Lee Circle Bear, Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine, and Paul Castaway are just some of the Native Americans who have recently been killed … Continue reading

Poverty, Wealth, and Inequality in the U.S

Drawing on an interdisciplinary selection of theoretical frameworks and disciplines ranging from critical studies to education, we will explore the social, cultural, political, and spiritual implications of poverty, wealth, and inequality in the United States. In a fully experiential manner … Continue reading

Prison Abolition Syllabus

Black Perspectives On September 9, 2016, the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, prisoners from at least twenty-one states began striking against what they called “modern-day slavery.” The strike stands as one of the largest in U.S. history (figures … Continue reading

Social Justice & Sustainable Development Seminar

Lectures, excursions, visits and discussions are designed to provide students with a solid grasp of contemporary Brazilian society in terms of its historical, social, economic, and political development, with emphasis on Northeast Brazil. Within the thematic modules, emphasis is placed … Continue reading

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