- To revolutionize how human rights is taught, how it is conceived, and what counts as expert knowledge in rights discourses.
- To empower local activists and survivors as they engage in meaningful dialogue with students, instructors, and community groups worldwide.
- Community members who are often treated as objects of study and not subjects with knowledge will be empowered by contributing to academic and policy conversations.
- Human rights discourses will be enriched by considering voices that are not normally heard and publicizing issues that are often ignored.
- To significantly change the perceptions of the classroom with instructors routinely inviting on-the-ground experts into their classrooms.
- Speakers’ fees will sustain human rights activists and groups in developing areas.
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Special thanks to Javier Duran, Irene Jagla, Lesa Langan-DuBerry Alice Ritscherle, Jamie Manser, Heather Grey, Darcy Roman-Felix, Monica Casper, Gabriel Gibson Acosta.
Original GHRD Committee
William Paul Simmons
Kenneth S Mcallister
Dr. Victor Braitberg
Dr. Leonard Hammer
Salih Can Aciksoz
Jamie A. Lee
Kaitlin M. Murphy
Dr. Anna Ochoa O’Leary