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Human Rights Awareness

Director: Alana Anthony

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Mission Statement: Human Rights Awareness is a student-led advocacy coalition that brings attention to International and Local justice issues to generate a desire for active responses through collaboration with the community, student led organizations and the Messiah student body.

About: Human Rights Awareness works with several groups on campus to shed light on the many human rights abuses around the world. HRA hosts events and meetings to educate students about issues of human rights abuses and to connect these to Christian faith, as well as provide opportunities for action locally and internationally.

We are dedicated to empowering students to stand up against injustice locally and abroad. If there is a specific issue that moves you, let us know at, and we’ll do what we can to assist you.

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Shujaa Alternate Chapel

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

7:30 - 9:00PM, Frey 110

The Human Rights Awareness Coalition will be hosting guest speaker Shujaa Graham who will be talking about his experience on death row. Mr. Graham spent several years on death row before being found innocent for a crime he did not commit. Mr. Graham now serves as an active member of Witness as part of the board of directors of Witness to Innocence, working closely with death row inmates and being an advocate for justice, civil liberties, and human rights. Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, Professor of Criminal Justice at Messiah, will be leading a discussion session focusing on how Christians should respond to this issue