The Human Rights Forum 2016-2017 school year officers, Ms. Hardy, Ms. Behnisch, and alumni Ben Peillard attended the first ever Human Rights Dallas Summit, hosted by SMU's Embrey Human Rights Program, on Saturday, July 9th, 2016.
The event consisted of spoken word performances from JourneyMan Ink, words from Dr. Rick Halperin, the director of SMU's Embrey Human Rights Program, and breakout sessions with tables discussing and sharing their ideas of how to make Dallas known as a human rights city. Among all of the attendees, 54 countries and 32 languages were represented.
Human Rights Dallas is a diverse effort to make our city a safer and fairer place for all residents to call home. At its heart, Human Rights Dallas is about putting good ideas into effective action. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides an intellectual foundation for this effort. We strive to learn from and build upon the many exciting initiatives already being pursued in our neighborhoods.
Human Rights Dallas is a citywide project focused on the following four goals.
Human Rights Forum Officers, 2016-2017