Transforming Our Understanding of Human Rights

Transforming Our Understanding of Human Rights
Date Tuesday, April 30, 2019
11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
FeaturingSenior Social Work majors: Katie Cudo-Barton, Alyssa Knight, Madeline Hoffert, and Christabella Morse
Location University Library - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
Instructions for GuestsView maps and directions
Sponsors<a href="">Friends of the Bethel University Library</a>,  Faculty Development and Department of Social Work.

Event Description

In January of 2018, students from Bethel's social work program traveled to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, the only museum in the world solely dedicated to human rights. This experience not only transformed the way in which students understand human rights, it inspired them to engage in work which furthered their understanding about critical issues which impact our most vulnerable and voiceless populations.

In March 2019, four students were selected to present their work at a national conference in Florida. Madeline and Christabella created a powerful presentation and call to action entitled "Seeking Refuge: An Examination of the Refugee Crisis" in which they addressed the current crisis at the southern border from a macro perspective.

Katie and Alyssa's presentation entitled "Empty Red Dresses: Symbols of Systemic Violence Against Indigenous Women" drew critical attention to little known jurisdictional issues which must be addressed in order to create meaningful change. Katie Cudo-Barton and Alyssa Knight's presentation was awarded first place at the student conference. 


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