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Democracy 101: Human Rights and the Promise of Democracy. LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!

Democracy 101

Democracy 101

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


  • Kirkhof Center » RM 2266


Presenter: Dr. Karen Zivi, Frederik Meijer Honors College

What are human rights and what role do they play in a democratic society like the United States? In this session, we will explore the historical importance of human rights in expanding equality and freedom in the US and consider ways in which human rights continue to help advance social justice today. In addition, we will discuss the ways in which practices of democratic citizenship like voting and protest serve as crucial components of the human rights project.



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