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HMR stands in solidarity with Iranian Protesters - Urges Use of Backpack to Safeguard Academic Materials and Research

The UC Davis Human Rights Studies Program stands in solidarity with the people of Iran as many have taken to streets in protest of the death in custody of a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman, Zhina Mahsa Amini. She was arrested and beaten by members of Iran’s Gašt-e Eršād or Guidance Patrol, more commonly called, the “morality police” for allegedly wearing her hijab — a legally required headscarf — improperly.

Human Rights Studies and the Current Labor Action

The University of California, Davis Human Rights Studies Program recognizes that University of California graduate students, researchers, student employees and postdocs have engaged in efforts to secure fair wages, benefits and working conditions.  Considering these efforts, we express our support for our fellow academic workers and call on the UC to bargain in good faith and hope a just and fair agreement can be achieved quickly.   

We also reaffirm our support for Article 23:3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

Human Rights Studies at UC Davis – Year 10 Text of comments delivered at the UC Davis Teaching History Conference – May 8, 2021

Human Rights Studies at UC Davis – Year 10

Text of comments delivered at the UC Davis Teaching History Conference – May 8, 2021

This last year, UC Davis’ Human Rights Studies Program surpassed 1000 enrollments in our courses, making us the largest program in California and we thing perhaps the nation.

 It is an exciting, rewarding, and relevant field to teach and do research in and students respond well and engage enthusiastically.