Organizations at Brown University:
below are the summaries of a number of student organizations at Brown University that are involved with human rights work on campus. Follow the links to find out more information to get involved on campus. Or if you have a group involved in human rights work that is not posted feel free to email at us Editors.BHRR@gmail.com so we can showcase your organization.
The Brown chapter of Amnesty International is a student-run group that works to rally the Brown community against human rights violations occurring in the world today. Amnesty International’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. AI is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion. It does not support or oppose any government or political system, nor does it support or oppose the views of the victims whose rights it seeks to protect. It is concerned solely with the impartial protection of human rights.
For more information check out the official parent organization Amnesty International
Through BRYTE, Brown students tutor and mentor students in refugee families that have recently relocated to Providence. Our families come from Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia, Eritrea, Togo, Liberia, Iraq, Iran, and Haiti. Volunteers spend at least 3 hours/week with their student, spending time mainly on tutoring (homework help, literacy skills, English skills), but also doing activities with the student that helps build their comfort level in Providence and feel at home here. This can mean going to the library, playing soccer, coming to Brown, going to the zoo, the RISD museum, etc. Our students range in age from elementary school to parents in the families. We do our tutoring in the families homes in Providence, but we take you on your first visit so you know how to get there on the bus, and there’ll be at least one other tutor working in the family so that you can go together if you want. BRYTE can be a wonderful way to get to know the city, the many populations who call it home, and build connections with Providence residents by sharing knowledge, skills, and cultural practices
Nourish is a student movement to eradicate global poverty. During the school year, undergraduate students organize as Nourish Chapters where they raise money through small businesses called “Ventures.” Using the money they’ve earned, they select a sustainable development project to fund. Over the summer, they travel abroad to work alongside members of the community to implement the project.
For more information check out the official parent organization Nourish International
The Brown Journal of World Affairs is a nonprofit, semi-annual publication produced at Brown University. It responds to the need for a clear, incisive, and dynamic examination of contemporary international issues. The Journal provides a forum for world leaders, policy makers, and prominent academics to engage in vigorous debate of intellectual breadth and vibrancy that bridges the gap between academic discourse and mainstream media.
For more information check out the online version of the Brown Journal of World Affairs