About Human Rights:
The Human Rights Center strives to find policy solutions that guarantee essential rights and freedoms for all persons, while working to expand the reach and acceptance of human rights as a normative framework. Last year, the Human Rights Center spearheaded policy work into efforts to secure driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants as well as securing campus-wide support for ending solitary confinement in New York through the passage of the HALT bill. During the 2018-2019 school year, Human Rights Center Director Emma Gomez and Initiative Organizer Maeve Flaherty hope to move the human rights conversation forward, building upon last year's work to bring about progress at the local level and from the bottom up. The Center will also host speakers and events which bring human rights professionals to campus to discuss their work, their careers, and the state of the human rights in theory and practice.