2007- Symposium series “Uniting Civil and Human Rights”
In January 2007, Professor Jack Greenberg of Columbia Law School provided a framework for our continuing exploration of civil and human rights at the first event in our symposia series, Uniting Civil and Human Rights. Professor Greenberg’s lecture focused on the challenges of uniting civil and human rights and how they can affect the construction of a just and productive society. Our second event, The Right to Water: Access in Detroit and Beyond, grounded Professor Greenberg’s theoretical approach in real-world perspectives. Maureen Taylor, Chair of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, discussed the benefits of applying the human rights framework in local struggles. Our third event in this series, the Right to Education, presented the diverse experiences and views of teachers, political analysts, and activists.