Human Rights Archives Section

The Human Rights Archives Section aims to create a space for SAA members and other stakeholders (human rights advocates, scholars, government officials, and non-governmental organization workers) to increase dialogue and collaboration on issues related to the collection, preservation, disclosure, legal implications, and ethics of human rights documentation.

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From the late 1800s to mid 1900s, Canada’s Black Railway Porters were a group of workers who disrupted the system, becoming instrumental in leading the fight for fair employment practices and anti-discriminatory laws.
Among the new educational initiatives is a free virtual lesson for high school students (modelled after a pre-existing Museum school program), where CMHR program interpreters interact with students in real time, online from their homes.
Filming and sharing documentation for human rights can expose injustices, put a spotlight on stories rarely heard, and create movements that hold perpetrators and decision-makers accountable.
When considering the statement “all archives are human rights archives,” the dispersed corpus of Native American boarding school records uniquely bears the weight of these words.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites you to the 2020 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators on July 20–21.
The death of George Floyd, who died while in police custody on Monday, is heartbreaking for the Minneapolis community, the African American community and our entire nation.
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