The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Partners for change at the intersection of academics and advocacy.

Opportunities to Get Involved


UT faculty and graduate students discuss the relationship between music and dictatorship in Argentina at a workshop featuring Professor Esteban Buch (top right), who is directeur d'études at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (February 2013). The workshop was organized by the Rapoport Center's Human Rights & the Arts Working Group.

Whether you are UT faculty, staff, a student at the professional, graduate and undergraduate level or a fellow traveler outside of UT, we invite you to join us in our mission to promote the study and practice of human rights both locally and globally. Situated at the intersection of academics and advocacy, the Rapoport Center is the place where human rights dialogue happens. We are an academic center that not only works across disciplines, but across the academic/community divide – in collaborating for creative, long-lasting change in the lives of marginalized individuals and groups. Supporting critical thinking and human rights advocacy, we therefore offer a host of academic and practical opportunites to get involved. Click on the links below or to the left for more information.

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Performers from La Palma Negra, a youth dance group of displaced Afro-descendant and mestizo youth in Soacha, with members of the UT Rapoport Center delegation to Colombia. The group offers neighborhood youth a chance to recapture aspects of Afro-Colombian culture through dance, music, and education. They also openly advocate that non-Afro-Colombians join the group so that they too can learn aspects of the culture.