The Center’s mission is to prepare students for leadership in human rights regardless of academic major or career.
Human Rights Internships
During the summer of 2012 we proudly sponsored 14 CMC students through our human rights summer internship program. Read more about their experiences around the world.
Student Task Force Groups!
Seven human rights task force groups have formed for 2012-13: human trafficking, microfinance, education, environment, poverty & public health, immigration, and women's rights. Contact Kirsti Zitar if you are interested in learning more about how to connect with our student task force groups.
EventsFebruary 20: Tareq Azim, a Pashtun born in the US whose family hails from Eastern Afghanistan. A previous boxer and Fresno State football player, he returned to Afghanistan in 2004 and began a boxing program for women, having gained support and protection from various elders/leaders, including from the Taliban. Out of that emerged the national boxing program and the first Olympic berth of an Afghan female boxer. (Lunch program)
February 26: Rachel Lloyd, President/CEO of GEMS (Girls Education and Mentoring Services). Ms. Lloyd is a survivor of childhood sexual exploitation and will share her story as well as the mission of GEMS and the issue of childhood sexual exploitation/trafficking in the U.S. She is also the author of Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not For Sale, A Memoir (Dinner program)
April 1st: John Cho-Anthropologist at UC Berkeley who studies the LGBT community in South Korea to discuss the intersection between the LGBT movement, democracy and protection of human rights in South Korea. (Dinner program)
April 25: Film screening of Screamers, followed by Q & A with the film's director, Carla Garapedian. This film is focused on genocides of the 20th Century with particular emphasis on the Armenian Genocide and bringing awareness and acknowledgement to that. (Dinner program)