Human Rights in Transit

September 1, 2017
Human Rights in Transit Group sitting on a staircase in New York City

Eight undergraduate students with diverse academic backgrounds attended this year’s Human Rights in Transit Summer Travel Program. Facilitated by Professors Wendy Hesford (English), Amy Shuman (English) and Jennifer Suchland (Slavic/Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies), the five-day trip centered around the 2017 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City.

Each evening the group attended the Walter Reade Theatre at the Lincoln Center. During the day, they explored sites and venues relevant to human rights. These venues included Witness, a non-profit dedicated to documentary human rights practices; the African Burial Ground National Monument; Stonewall National Monument; Columbia University’s Human Rights Archive; a tour of key sites in Harlem and a visit to Ground Zero. 

Read more about this trip on the HRIT website where students share first-hand accounts of their experiences.