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1Human Trafficking Coalition (1HTC) now part of the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice

1Human Trafficking Coalition (1HTC) now part of the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice

We are thrilled to announce that 1Human Trafficking Coalition (1HTC), - a multi-county collaborative to fight human trafficking in South Florida- is now housed in the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) at Barry University School of Social Work. We have an unwavering commitment to work with local and global community partners in...

2019 Doctoral Fellowship Award Recipient

2019 Doctoral Fellowship Award Recipient

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Noemi Marquez on receiving the 2019 Doctoral Fellowship Award from the Center for Human Rights & Social Justice (CHRSJ). Her innovative and important research: The Lived Foster Care Experiences of Transgender and Gender Diverse Young Adults is consistent with the CHRSJ's Pillar: Promoting Inclusive...

2019 Student Advocate Award Winners

2019 Student Advocate Award Winners

Please join us in congratulating the CHRSJ 2019 Student Advocate Award Winners. Their passion and commitment to activism and advocacy is an inspiration to students across the Barry University Campus. About the Awardees: Michidael Ceard was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti. She immigrated to Miami in April 2013 with her family at the age of 13. She is...

2018 CHRSJ Research Award Recipient Dr. Eva Nowakowski-Sims

2018 CHRSJ Research Award Recipient Dr. Eva Nowakowski-Sims

Dr Nowakowski-Sims was awarded a $1000 research grant from the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice to explore trauma-informed services for families impacted by child-to-parent violence. Dr. Nowakowski-Sims' innovative and timely grounded theory research used focus groups to explore experience of 20 youth/families who participated in...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual assault is a serious and widespread problem. Nearly one in five women in the US have experienced rape or attempted rape at some time in their lives, and one in 67 American men have experienced rape or attempted rape. April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Each year the Center for Human Rights and Social...

CHRSJ 2019 Student Advocate Award

CHRSJ 2019 Student Advocate Award

The CHRSJ is opening nominations for the Student Advocate Award. A one-time financial award of $250.00 will be awarded to a Barry University student that can demonstrate a commitment to human rights and social justice in their community with a focus on one or more of the 5 initiatives of the School of Social Work's Center for Human Rights and...

Social Justice Fellowships available for new Summer Students

Social Justice Fellowships available for new Summer Students

The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice is offering a $2,000 fellowship opportunity for new MSW Students for the Summer/Fall 2019 semester. ' To be awarded,incoming summer students should submit: o Resumeo 1 Letter of Supporto 3.0 GPAo 2 page essay talking about your passion as it relates to social work, and how can you can turn that...

Celebrate Black History Month: February 2019 Events

Celebrate Black History Month: February 2019 Events

Join the Barry University community for a full schedule of events celebrating Black History Month. This year representatives from academic departments, administrative offices, and student organizations across the university convened to form a Black History Planning Committee. Schedule of Events | Black History Month 2019 Black History Month...

Congratulations to the 2018 CHRSJ Student Advocate Awardees

Congratulations to the 2018 CHRSJ Student Advocate Awardees

On behalf of the School of Social Work and The Center for Human Rights & Social Justice (CHRSJ), we are delighted to congratulate Paola Montenegro and Paris Razor for receiving the Student Advocate Award. Their passion and commitment to activism, focused on a range of critical social justice issues, serve as an inspiration to students across...

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE benefiting Pridelines

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE benefiting Pridelines

Help us provide Holiday dinners for homeless youth and families in need! THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NEEDED: Fresh Turkeys Canned or Fresh Hams Canned or Fresh Chicken Instant Potatoes Canned Corn Canned Green beans Canned Gravy Canned Yams Canned Peas Cranberry Sauce Canned Carrots Canned Mixed Vegetables Corn Muffin Mix Boxed Jello Stuffing Mix...

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