Latest Blog Posts https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/ Latest Blog Posts for Human Rights at UC Davis en Human Rights Studies for 21st Century Californians https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/human-rights-studies-21st-century-californians <p>Where Should the Human Right to study Human Rights live?</p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/human-rights-studies-21st-century-californians Backpacker, Go! Fall 2023 Newsletter 2.2 https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/blog/backpacker-go <p>Backpacker, Go!</p> <p>Fall 2023 Newsletter 2.1</p> <p>UC Davis Backpack Guide Collective</p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/blog/backpacker-go Article 26 Backpack Collective and UC Davis Human Rights Studies Program condemn Israeli attacks on schools and higher education institutions in Gaza and stand in solidarity with Palestinian students https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/article-26-backpack-collective-and-uc-davis-human-rights-studies-program-condemn-israeli-0 <p>The University of California, Davis students of the Article 26 Backpack Collective with the support of the UC Davis Human Rights Studies Program condemn Israeli attacks on schools and higher education institutions in Gaza and stand in solidarity and support with Palestinian students. As the academic and humanitarian organizations at UC Davis most involved with issues of human rights education and the rights of students in conflict, we issue this statement with grave concern for the well-being of Palestinian students and their educational journeys. </p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/article-26-backpack-collective-and-uc-davis-human-rights-studies-program-condemn-israeli-0 Conflict in Palestine/Israel - Use Article 26 Backpack to Safeguard Critical Academic Documents, Credentials and Research https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/blog/conflict-palestineisrael-use-article-26-backpack-safeguard-critical-academic-documents <p class="text-align-right"><a href="https://backpack.ucdavis.edu/">استخدم حقيبة المادة ٢٦ لحماية</a></p> <p>The UC Davis Human Rights Studies Program reiterates <a href="https://siss.ucdavis.edu/news/statement-terrorist-attacks-israeli-citizens-and-violence-gaza-strip">Chancellor May’s recent statement that</a>:</p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/blog/conflict-palestineisrael-use-article-26-backpack-safeguard-critical-academic-documents Preserving Futures/Preserving Documents https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/preserving-futurespreserving-documents <p>As Azerbaijan has seized control of the territory of NKR, it is has destroyed cultural heritage, eliminated civil society, and terrorized the local population. It is likely that this will continue, putting higher education institutions, students — primarily men of military age or those engaged in activism — and scholars and human rights advocates under increasing threat. </p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/preserving-futurespreserving-documents Backpacker, Go! Summer 2023 Newsletter 2.1 https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/backpacker-go-summer-2023-newsletter-21 <p>Backpacker, Go!</p> <p>Summer 2023 Newsletter 2.1</p> <p>Emma Tolliver, Editor</p> <p>UC Davis Backpack Guide Collective</p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/backpacker-go-summer-2023-newsletter-21 Conference Report: Third Human Rights Studies Spring Research Symposium - May 26, 2023 - I-House Davis - 12:30 PM - 5:00PM https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/third-human-rights-studies-spring-research-symposium-may-26-2023-i-house-davis-1230-pm-500pm <p>Conference Summary:</p> <p>The incredible interdisciplinary and public scholarship opportunities of Human Rights Studies at UC Davis were demonstrated by the participants — faculty, graduate students, education professionals and undergraduate Human Rights Studies Minors  — of the 3rd UC Davis Human Rights Studies Spring Research Symposium, May 26, 2023 – International House, Davis.</p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/third-human-rights-studies-spring-research-symposium-may-26-2023-i-house-davis-1230-pm-500pm Dispatches from #FMDH23: Argentina en los ojos de un estudiante Mexico-americano https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/blog/dispatches-fmdh23-argentina-en-los-ojos-de-un-estudiante-mexico-americano <p>Hola, me llamo Valeria Lima, y soy una estudiante de UCD estudiando Sociología y los Derechos Humanos. La semana pasada fui a presentar en Buenos Aires, Argentina para el Foro Mundial De Derechos Humanos con mis compañeras Dheera Dusanapudi, Ella Ross, y Emma Tolliver. </p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/blog/dispatches-fmdh23-argentina-en-los-ojos-de-un-estudiante-mexico-americano Conflict in Sudan - Use Article 26 Backpack to Safeguard Critical Academic Documents, Credentials and Research https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/blog/conflict-sudan-use-article-26-backpack-safeguard-critical-academic-documents-credentials-and <p> </p> <p><a href="https://backpack.ucdavis.edu/?language=ar">حقيبة الظهر المادة ٢٦</a></p> <p><a href="https://backpack.ucdavis.edu/?language=ar">متوفرة باللغة العربية</a></p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/blog/conflict-sudan-use-article-26-backpack-safeguard-critical-academic-documents-credentials-and UC Davis report emphasizes a continuing need for refugees to safeguard their most important academic documentation as the digital divide grows in areas of humanitarian need. https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/pr-blog-post-draft <p>During 2021-2022, UC Davis Human Rights Studies faculty, staff, and students collaborated with Kepler to facilitate higher education access for over 2,200 university-age refugees in Rwanda using Article 26 Backpack. Article 26 Backpack, or "Backpack", works to meet the needs of young refugees and displaced people to achieve document safety and security.</p> Nadya Shahabe https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/pr-blog-post-draft Securing Refugee Higher Education Futures and the Need to Close the Digital Divide in East Africa https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/draft-pr A Global Project Starts During a Pandemic     <p>During 2021-2022, with the support of a <a href="https://mastercardfdn.org/">MasterCard Foundation</a> learning grant, <a href="https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/">UC Davis Human Rights Studies</a> faculty, staff, and students collaborated with <a href="https://ke&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Natalia Katherine Stehlin https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/draft-pr "It can be done and we should never be defeatists:" Celebrating the Life of Benjamin Ferencz https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/blog/it-can-be-done-and-we-should-never-be-defeatists-celebrating-life-benjamin-ferencz <p>I knew someday I would need to write this.  <a href="mailto:https://www.ushmm.org/genocide-prevention/simon-skjodt-center/work/ferencz-international-justice-initiative/benjamin-ferencz">Benjamin Ferencz</a>, the last living Nuremburg war-crimes prosecutor has <a href="mailto:https://www.npr.org/2023/04/09/1168832384/ben-ferencz-last-living-nuremberg-prosecutor-nazis-dies">died at 103</a>.  He was one of the first Americans to conceptualize the Holocaust as a coherent and pre-meditated crime and was an <a href="mailto:https://books.google.com/books/about/An_International_Criminal&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/blog/it-can-be-done-and-we-should-never-be-defeatists-celebrating-life-benjamin-ferencz Dispatches from #FMDH23: Presentation Day https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/dispatches-fmdh23-presentation-day <p>I’m Dheera Dusanapudi, a Human Rights Studies student and second-year International Relations major.</p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/dispatches-fmdh23-presentation-day Dispatches from #FMDH23: Historias Desobedientes: Reckoning with Genocide’s Aftermath https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/dispatches-fmdh23-historias-disobedientes-reckoning-genocides-aftermath-0 <p>Dispatches from #FMDH23: </p> <p>Historias Desobedientes: Reckoning with Genocide’s Aftermath</p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/dispatches-fmdh23-historias-disobedientes-reckoning-genocides-aftermath-0 Dispatches from #FMDH23: Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/blog/dispatches-fmdh23-day-remembrance-truth-and-justice <p>Day of Remembrance Blog</p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/blog/dispatches-fmdh23-day-remembrance-truth-and-justice Dispatches from #FMDH23: Ex-ESMA - The Weight of Memory and a Game-time Decision https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/dispatches-fmdh23-ex-esma-weight-memory-and-game-time-decision <p>My name is Ella Ross (’23 IRE/HMR). This week I’ve been part of the team representing UC Davis <a href="https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/">Human Rights Studies</a> and the <a href="backpack.ucdavis.edu">Article 26 Backpack</a> at the <a href="https://fmdh23.org/world-forum-on-human-rights-2023/">UNESCO 2023 World Forum on Human Rights (FMDH)</a> in in Buenos Aires, Argentina.</p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/dispatches-fmdh23-ex-esma-weight-memory-and-game-time-decision Dispatches from #FMDH23: Art/Femicide/Human Rights https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/dispatches-fmdh23-artfemicidehuman-rights <p>My name is Emma Tolliver, and I’m a UC Davis Human Rights Studies student currently in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the <a href="https://fmdh23.org/novedades-del-iii-foro-mundial-de-derechos-humanos/">World Forum on Human Rights </a>(FMDH), hosted by UNESCO and the Government of Argentina. </p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/dispatches-fmdh23-artfemicidehuman-rights Backpacker, Go! https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/backpacker-go <p dir="ltr">Backpacker, Go!<br />Winter/Spring 2023 Newsletter 1.4</p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/backpacker-go Earthquake in Turkey - Backpack is a Critical Resource for Refugee and Displaced Students and Scholars https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/blog/earthquake-turkey-backpack-critical-resource-refugee-and-displaced-students-and-scholars <p>The greatest concentration of Syrian refugees in the world is in the zone of destruction created by this week’s earthquake in Turkey.  </p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/blog/earthquake-turkey-backpack-critical-resource-refugee-and-displaced-students-and-scholars MLK Day 2023 "The audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture:" Human Rights and America's Civil Rights Journey https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/mlk-day-2023-audacity-believe-peoples-everywhere-can-have-three-meals-day-their-bodies <p>British-Ghanian architect David Adjaye’s design of the <a href="https://nmaahc.si.edu/">National Museum of African American History and Culture</a> on the National Mall in Washington, DC grabs you by both shoulders and demands that you not look away as it draws you down into the painful story at the heart of America’s past. </p> Keith David Watenpaugh https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/mlk-day-2023-audacity-believe-peoples-everywhere-can-have-three-meals-day-their-bodies