First Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Day Essay Contest

   The Division of Academics, Department of Social Sciences, Miami Dade County Public Schools in cooperation with International Solidarity for Human Rights and Foundations for Leadership First annual Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Day Essay Contest for grades 4, 5, 8, and 9. The purpose of this essay contest is to promote and improve student writing abilities as well as increase student awareness and knowledge of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10- the day the United Nations...



The Tuesday Times Roundtable (TTR) is FIU’s weekly series of moderated conversations on The New York Times articles from the multiple viewpoints of students, faculty, and staff. All sessions are absolutely free, and include lunch. No RSVP is required; just show up! Our Directors Elizabeth Sanchez Vegas and Devorah Sasha will be lecturing Tuesday, September 11th 2018 from 12:30-1:30pm FIU Florida International University. GC 150. 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199 Thursday, September 13th at 12:30pm to 1:30pm WUC – Wolfe University Center, International...


Questions and answers about Human Rights

    Question: What are human rights? Human rights are moral entitlements that every individual in the world possesses simply in virtue of the fact that he or she is a human being. In claiming our human rights, we are making a moral claim, normally on our own government, that you cannot do that, because it is a violation of my moral sphere and my personal dignity. No-one – no individual, no government – can ever take away our human rights. Question: Where do...