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

Social Justice Café: Dr. King's Perception of Equity

For King Week, the Social Justice Café will have a conversation on Dr. King's perception and interpretation of equity and think about what this would look...

1/19 4pm
Critical Conversations: Community Wide Civic Dialogue Forum

The year 2020 introduced challenges and opportunities that tested the strength of our institutions and social systems. Together, we witnessed the sacrifices...

1/26 6pm
Social Justice Cafe: Biden's Human Rights Agenda

The Social Justice Cafe is an opportunity to engage in civil discussion about human rights and social justice issues facing our community, country and world....

2/2 4pm
Book cover for Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique by Sa'ed Atshan

Sa'ed Atshan, author of the new book Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique, will present on the LGBTQ movement in Palestine and discuss the necessity of...

2/17 4pm
Photo of march in Selma

As part of the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, the IHR is hosting a panel and workshop on how to continue the work of equal justice and civil rights in a...

3/6 10am

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