[URBANTH-L]MA in Social Justice & Human Rights at Arizona State University

Kristin Koptiuch koptiuch at asu.edu
Tue Apr 7 17:16:57 EDT 2009

SJHR News 
Arizona State University
Masters Program in Social Justice & Human Rights




Welcome to the first issue of SJHR News, the official newsletter of Arizona
State  University¹s innovative new MA program in Social Justice and Human
Rights.  We are in the midst of an extremely exciting first year of the
program.  We have  recruited students from across the U.S. and around the
globe, developed a one-of-a-kind learner-centered and  community   embedded
curriculum, and sponsored more than 20 events with human rights experts from
around the world.  This issue describes some of these developments. Full
text of this newsletter
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NOTE: We are still accepting applications for Fall 2009!

A Program for Change: MASJHR Starts Off Strong

The MASJHR program is not even out of its first year and already we have
transformed West Campus into a forum for dialogue and action on some of the
most critical social justice and human rights issues facing the world today.
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Spotlight on an MASJHR Student: Courtney Anderson

Courtney is an Arizona native who graduated from ASU with a bachelor¹s
degree in May 2009, having majored in Spanish and    minored in Ethnic
Studies. She is active in the community and volunteers for organizations
such as ALERT, Humane Society, Make A Wish Foundation and 10,000 Villages.
When she is not juggling her volunteer efforts with work and school, she
takes care of her seven dogs and rescues animals in need. More Details


Jumping into JHR 510: Economic Crimes and Alternative Economic Theory and

 During the first semester of the MASJHR program, students kicked-off their
week Monday nights with some very technically and conceptually challenging
material! Fortunately, Professor Julie Murphy-Erfani, or Dr. J, as she
prefers to be called, helped to alleviate anxiety over the  difficulty of
the texts. She did so through her commentary and questions in discussions
that deepened the JHR 510's students' understanding of the concepts and
their application. More Details


Contemporary Slavery & Human Trafficking

The community embedded seminar being offered this semester in the MASJHR
program focuses on investigating  contemporary slavery and human trafficking
internationally, nationally, and locally here in Arizona.

More Details 


Let it Shine: Local Organization Looks for Social Solutions and Community

When Dr. C. T. Wright founded his local not-for-profit group eight years
ago, he saw light at the end of the tunnel. It was a light that illuminated
the real possibility that everyday issues in a complex world full of social
injustices and human rights breaches could be solved. More Details


 Perla Vargas: Health and Human Rights

 Professor Perla Vargas¹s research and training efforts in the field of
health psychology have aided many communities in implementing positive
changes in healthcare. More Details


 Border Justice Now! Upcoming Event Highlights Crime & Violence on the

The U.S.-Mexico border represents different things to different people. For
some, it¹s a bridge to a new life. For others, it¹s a wall not to be
penetrated by outsiders. And for many who have experienced its dark side,
the border is a birthplace of crime, violence, and human rights abuses. More


Contact Tosha.Ruggles at asu.edu <mailto:Tosha.Ruggles at asu.edu>  for more
information or visit us online: MASJHR Admission Home Page


William Paul Simmons
Director, MA in Social Justice and Human Rights
Arizona State University
william.simmons at asu.edu <mailto:william.simmons at asu.edu>


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