Human Rights

The privilege of language 

The privilege of language 

Academia and pop culture currently use an important descriptor for our economic and social differences. The word “privilege” serves to explain these differences according to their benefits. Some are more or less privileged depending upon their wealth, class, race, gender, sexuality and even religion. This is a positive trend. It is an attempt to recognize social inequality.  

A guide to Congress’s immoral inaction on Yemen

A guide to Congress’s immoral inaction on Yemen

As a member of Congress, voter attentiveness, a donor’s deep pockets or an inability to admit complicity in the deaths of innocent civilians shouldn’t get in the way of justice. To the congresswomen and congressmen who have advocated against this war, good on you. It’s long past time for the rest of Congress to grow a spine and oppose this evil war

Artist Meredith Stern speaks on work with Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Artist Meredith Stern speaks on work with Universal Declaration of Human Rights

“Stern’s images targeted issues such as immigrant families being divided, indigenous communities being ignored, gender non-conforming individuals lacking resources and the horrors of solitary confinement that adults and children alike are forced into.”

‘Stand Up for Human Rights Rally’ to be held Saturday in Hartford

‘Stand Up for Human Rights Rally’ to be held Saturday in Hartford

A rally titled #StandUp4HumanRightsCT will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. on the steps of the Hartford Capitol building. The rally will kickoff a statewide commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ (UDHR) 70th anniversary, according to the event website.