Institute for Human Rights

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The Institute for Human Rights at UAB serves as an internationally renowned platform for interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration for scholars, educators, students, practitioners, and activists to raise awareness, engage in education, foster research, and design initiatives for practical action and outreach resulting in the promotion and protection of human and civil rights locally, nationally, and globally.

Our vision is to prepare, transform, and support the leaders of the global human rights community by creating innovative educational programs, research initiatives, and outreach solutions.

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Upcoming Events

An Evening with Professor Carol Anderson: Framing Inequality through Race and Policy

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion proudly welcomes Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University, New York...

10/19 6pm
Black and white photo of women marching in protest with banner that reads "Southern Dykes for Human Rights"

Minnie Bruce Pratt will join us to discuss her life and her work in anti-imperialism, anti-racism, and human rights for the LGBTQ+ community.

10/20 7pm
Social Justice Café: Humanitarian Intervention

This SJC will focus on military humanitarian intervention in situations of massive human rights violations. Dr. David Chan, chair of the UAB Department of...

10/27 4pm
Elizabeth Patton, Program Coordinator, Disability Rights and Resources

Disability Rights and Resources' mission is to empower people with disabilities to fully participate in the community. They encourage people with...

11/3 12pm
Headshot of Harriet Washington

Harriet Washington, author of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, will...

11/4 5pm

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