“The University of Manitoba is committed to helping the Truth and Reconciliation Commission achieve its objectives in whatever ways we can,” says president David Barnard. What is the University of Manitoba doing?
Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms to which all human beings are entitled, including civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.
More than 150 professors at the University of Manitoba focus on human-rights-related research.
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|Dr. David Churchill|
When frustrated with the status quo, members of marginalized groups often band together and use political activism to secure their human rights.
Dr. David Churchill (assistant professor of history) studies these human rights movements in the context of sexual orientation in post-1960 United States. Over the last five decades, lesbians and gay men have used Rights Talk to gain privacy protection, anti-discrimination legislation and full citizenship rights in terms of marriage, adoption, military service, and immigration.