Human Rights Lab in the News

The Pozen Center’s Human Rights Lab is in the news this week. 

New Human Rights Lab Looks to Foster Collaboration on Mass Incarceration Projects @ Chicago Maroon

“New to campus this academic year, the Pozen Center’s Human Rights Lab will spend its first three years focused on mass incarceration and racialized policing. Human rights work is all about getting into it, seeing the issues firsthand and building relationships with people who are survivors of the system. With the lab, that is something that we can offer, said Alice Kim, the lab’s director. Through initiatives like a lunchtime speaker series and seminar courses for undergraduates, the Human Rights Lab is increasing engagement between the University and the broader Chicago community.”

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Becoming a Paralegal While Incarcerated @ Hyde Park Herald

“Eric Blackmon evolved from convicted felon to paralegal whose efforts led to his exoneration. Blackmon discussed his journey at the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, 5720 S Woodlawn Ave., as a part of its lunchtime series called Human Rights in Practice. The center invites human rights practitioners and community members working to end mass incarceration and police violence to share their work.”

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