The Human Rights Program congratulates Ryan Atkinson and Anishaa Kamesh, the inaugural recipients of the Fraser Human Rights Undergraduate Fellowships. Created this past spring, the fellowships are named after Donald and Arvonne Fraser—two groundbreaking leaders in human rights both locally and abroad. Through the fellowships we are investing in the next generation of human rights leaders by providing undergraduate students the opportunity to work in top human rights organizations.
The Human Rights Initiative Grants supported RAs Kayla Goldfarb and Gemechu Mekonnen as they contributed research to Professor Creamer's project on self-reporting with human rights treaties. They not only learned about the human rights-focused work, but also what they hope to do with their careers after they achieve their respective degrees.
After interviewing members of the Minneapolis community, Trish Palermo, Human Rights Program Assistant and junior at the University, created this project to reflect the candid emotion response to life in 2017 America.
Undergraduate student Selma Demirovich asks Muslim students on campus on how the 2016 presidential election has impacted their lives and what steps need to be taken to ensure that diverse students are protected on campus.