Human Rights in Practice Internship Symposium 2023

Ida Noyes Hall, 3rd Floor , 1212 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637 Friday, Jan 20, 2023 10 am – 4 pm Register

Summer 2022 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.


Immigration + Advocacy: 10-11:05 am - WATCH RECORDING

Facilitator: Lindsay Gifford, Assistant Research Professor in Human Rights
Aarthi Koripelly, Lumiere Health International
Alice Breternitz, Entre Hermanos 
Elias Jinich, Casa Cornelia Law Center
Sarah Kim, Bet Tzedek Legal Services 
Lena Maghraoui, UCN World Commission on Environmental Law 

Thomas Song, National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) 

Criminal Justice and Human Rights Advocacy: 11:20 am -12:25 pm - WATCH RECORDING

Facilitator: Kate Brackney, Postdoctoral Instructor in Human Rights
Warren Wagner, American Friends Service Committee
Ayomide Badmus, Media Monitoring Africa
Eli Gillespie, Restore Justice Illinois
Nyah DeValle, Lambda Legal
Abigail Sudit, Chicago Abortion Fund + Healthy Illinois Campaign
Damian Dhillon, New York County Defender Services 

Social Work, Investigations, and Research: 1:30-2:35 pm - WATCH RECORDING

Facilitator: Jessica Darrow, Associate Instructional Professor, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice
Faezeh Fathizadeh, Quincy Institute
Harley (Nora) Pomper, Education for All Coalition
Myra Villas, Al Otro Lado
Catalina Mican, Pratham Educational Foundation
Mónica Ruiz, House Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos
Eleanor Munk, SUCCESS

Human Rights Investigation, Research and Advocacy: 2:50-3:55 pm - WATCH RECORDING

Facilitator: Hannah Ridge, Postdoctoral Scholar in Human Rights
Myra Bajwa, Trust After Betrayal 
Sanjana Natesan, CASA: Center for the Adolescents of San Miguel de Allende
Gabriela Perez, U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Human Rights Violator Law Division
Arturo Gutierrez de Velasco, Airwars
Carlos Hevia-Aza, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Jennifer Rivera, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) 

To learn more about the human rights internship click here.