Voices of our Community

Dec152014

Focusing on the Needs and Rights of Children

by Stu Marvel, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Emory School of Law

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the single-most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. The Convention is the first international treaty to focus… Read More

Dec112014

Repost: Commemorating Fundamental Freedom

by LaTasha Smith, Director of Communications, National Center for Civil & Human Rights via Junior League, Peach Press

Repost from The Junior League of Atlanta, Peach Press There are 7.6 million displaced persons in Syria[1], more than 20 million slaves around the world today[2] and approximately 14.7 million children… Read More

Dec092014

A Bill of Rights for All Mankind

by Jill Savitt

I’m finding it hard to muster a sense of celebration for the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights (UDHR) on Dec. 10th. The UDHR, hailed as the “bill of rights for all… Read More

Dec022014

Repost: Teaching Ferguson

by Mike Murawski

One of the biggest challenges we often face as a nation is our inability to express our opinions and emotions to others about issues that continue to divide us. The events of Ferguson are… Read More

Nov202014

Weekly Repost: Human Trafficking as a Social Movement

by Sarah Pierce, Human Trafficking Search

Social change emanates from people working together towards a greater good. Some of the greatest historical movements engaged student activists inspired by social change. Last Saturday over a hundred students gathered together to discuss how… Read More

Nov132014

Weekly Repost: Connecting the Past to the Present

by Beverly Keel, journalist and professor

With the emergence of ISIS in the Middle East, Islamophobia has made a significant comeback in the United States. The recent article in the Tennessean entitled, Our treatment of Muslims is 21st-century disgrace, written… Read More

Nov122014

Volunteer Spotlight: Will Cormier

This month, we are highlighting the outstanding work and commitment of our volunteer Exhibition Interpreter, Will Cormier. Will joined The Center after learning about Atlanta's rich history in civil rights that is still… Read More

Nov102014

It’s Personal: How The Center is Making Movements

by Dina Tyson, NCCHR Program Intern

The personal is political. This is the mantra I learned and adapted as a Women’s and Gender Studies major at Barnard College, and it has shaped my approach towards social justice ever since. It means… Read More

Oct242014

Doing the Work: Safety and Solidarity

by Michael Adee, Ph.D., Global Faith & Justice Project

Check out this blog post by Michael Adee, Ph.D. of the Global Faith & Justice Project. The project works to amplify faith voices that protect human dignity and achieve equality for LGBT people and… Read More