Professors Jackie Smith and Waverly Duck are leading a new Pitt Human Rights Initiative

Professors Jackie Smith and Waverly Duck are leading a new Pitt Human Rights Initiative, which will strengthen working relationships between the University of Pittsburgh and community leaders working to address a variety of human rights concerns in our region. More than twenty faculty, staff, and graduate students from over a dozen departments, centers and programs are involved in this initiative, alongside leaders from several community organizations and City agencies. The Human Rights Initiative will help amplify human rights on the city’s and university’s agenda and to raise public consciousness and discourse around human rights. It seeks to promote and defend human rights in Pittsburgh by bringing diverse groups together and mobilizing university resources. Support for this initiative has been provided by the University of Pittsburgh's Research in Diversity Initiative of the Office of the Provost and the University Research Council

 

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