The Myth of the Missing

My high school Spanish teacher first sparked my interest in human rights when she showed us two films during senior year: The Mission and Missing. Both discuss atrocities in South America. The Mission portrays the massacre of a South American native tribe, and Missing shows the fallout when family members investigate the enforced disappearance of … Continue reading

What Constitutes a Human Right?

Too many emails come my way asking for money towards some human right. Don’t get me wrong: I love human rights. I believe that humans have rights, and that they are wonderful and worth protecting. I just don’t think that cable television counts. Here are some lesser-known human rights I’ve heard about lately: High-speed internet … Continue reading

4th of July and Weekend Resources

In honor of the 4th of July, I’ve included miss Lady Liberty above. Officially titled “Liberty Enlightening the World,” she is based on the Roman goddess Libertas. And like classical renderings of the goddess, her feet trample broken chains. Inside the exhibit on the second floor, you can find the beautiful sonnet “The New Colossus,” … Continue reading

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