Human Rights in Practice Internship Symposium 2022

Virtual Friday, Feb 4, 2022 10 am – 4 pm Register

Summer 2021 human rights interns will present their fieldwork and internship experiences. Join to hear how they addressed human rights issues and what they learned about human rights practice in their placement.


Panel Schedule:

10:00-11:00am CT: International Human Rights, Foreign Organizations, and Migration 

Mari Mirasol, ConTextos and London School of Economics 

Conrad Mojica, U.S. Department of State Office of International Religious Freedom

Brenda Castañeda, Sin Fronteras IAP

JV Sena Alencar, Legal Services NYC

Moderator: Rochelle Terman, Assistant Professor of Political Science


11:15-12:15pm CT: Socioeconomic Justice and Housing 

Prisca Tuyishime, FXB International [Rwanda Branch]

Kristina Kim, Westside Justice Center

Carlin Smith, The Black Power Station

Livia Miller, UrbanLab 

Adelia Davis, Burst into Books

Moderator: Adam Avrushin, Deputy Director, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights


12:30-1:30pm CT: Nonprofits, Law, and Legal Services 

Cas Crevecoeur, The Advocates for Human Rights 

Allie Goldblatt, International Organization for Adolescents: National Human Trafficking and Disabilities Working Group

Zoe Torrey, Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Will Jaffe, Physicians for Human Rights

Eugen Craciunescu, People's Lobby Environmental Justice Task Force

Moderator: Jennifer Mosley, Associate Professor, Crown Family School of Social Work


1:45-2:45pm CT: Immigration and Refugees

Sabrina Slagowitz, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)

Wahid Al Mamun, Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME)

Amala Karri, U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

Louisa Silverman, Latino Policy Forum

Emma Reilly, International Rescue- Asylum & Protection team

Jonah Kaye, Uyghur Human Rights Project

Moderator: Lindsay Gifford, Assistant Research Professor, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights


3:00-4:00pm CT: Racial Justice and Mass Incarceration

Miranda Zhang, SKDK

Anneliese Merry, Illinois Prison Project

Catherine Mafa, Witness to Innocence

Chase Leito, NAACP

Moderator: Maria Dikcis, ACLS Mass Incarceration and Policing Fellow