A blog written by our members about their experiences at community events.
By: Human Rights Forum members
Our first ever during-school-day field trip, on Tuesday, October 25th, went off without a hitch!
We had an enlightening and emotional experience at the Dallas Holocaust Museum. The Holocaust isn't a part of our history that we are proud of. In fact, the tours around the museum and the presentation by the second-generation survivor brought tears to our eyes. However, the event is necessary to learn about and to learn from. Our Forum's motto is to inspire a shared sense of humanity among our members, school, and community; our trip to the museum did just that. We've been inspired to be upstanders who advocate for justice and equality.
After that, we went to Southern Methodist University to meet with the Embrey Human Rights Program.
Our meeting with SMU EHR about agency and advocacy was very uplifting for us. As a group of students aspiring to pursue meaningful careers, we were inspired us to advocate for human rights, no matter our career choice. We came away from the presentation with a better understanding of how we can impact the lives of others for the better. We also greatly appreciate the lunch they provided us (for those of you wondering, it was yummy Jimmy John's). We can promise you that more of our students are looking into attending Southern Methodist University as their motto is "world changers shaped here" and that's exactly what we want to be. We have heard nothing but praise from our former student President, Tannah Oppliger, about the program. We are so proud of the new image that it is creating for SMU and for our Dallas community.
Look at the amazing pictures above from our day, taken by the amazing Steve Barboza.
We've also attached the Dallas Holocaust Museum's video about upstanders and the Embrey Human Rights Program's introduction video at the bottom of this post.
Human Rights Forum members