Find out how interpretive discussion of key documents, including declarations, essays, stories, memoirs and personal narratives, speak against injustice and thus trace the development of the concept of human rights throughout the world. Our text, “Citizens of the World,” focuses on critical questions highlighting the struggles, the horrific abuses, as well as the advances, in human rights. The course has no prerequisites. All are welcome to join in this shared inquiry and thus enrich our lives. The text, “Citizens of the World: Reading in Human Rights, Expanded Edition”, may be purchased at the LLS office. Selections may also be found on the Internet and in other collections.
Enrollment for this class is limited to 25 students. Please enroll early. Guest pass is $15.
Books for this course are available for purchase at the LLS office.
“How to Keep a Slave” – Cato the Elder; “Hortensia’s Protest” – Appian of Alexandria; “Letter XLVII” – Seneca the Younger
“Independence v. Swaraj” – Mahatma Gandhi; “Gandhi’s Followers Protest the Salt Tax” – Webb Miller
“Survival in Auschwitz” (selection) – Primo Levi; “I will Bear Witness” (selection) – Victor Klemperer
“Safeguard your Lives” – Jan Wong; “Letter to Deng Xiaoping” – Wei Jingsheng
“Let’s Fight Terrorism, Not the Constitution” – David Cole; “Confusing Freedom with License” – Douglas W. Kmiec