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Welcome to the Rapoport Center

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice serves as a focal point for critical, interdisciplinary analysis and practice of human rights and social justice. Our goal is to promote the economic and political enfranchisement of marginalized individuals and groups both locally and globally. We invite you to explore this site to learn more about our work at the intersection of academics and advocacy.

Upcoming Events

  • Author Fatin Abbas will read from her novel, Ghost Season, and from a memoir about her family’s exile from Sudan. Set in the borderlands of Sudan and South Sudan, Abbas’s novel explores narratives of civil war, delving into themes of conflict, climate change, community, nationhood, and humanitarian aid, and draws on her family’s experience of political repression following her father’s imprisonment in Sudan. Abbas' reading will reflect on the ongoing war in Sudan to examine relations between arts, literature, activism, and human rights.

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Check out our latest Annual Review, which highlights our programming on reproductive justice and environmental justice, Dorothy Roberts' Farenthold lecture, and student research and fieldwork.

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