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Petitioning President, University of Iowa Sally Mason and 1 other

University of Iowa: Stop the Closing of the UI Center for Human Rights

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR) has as its mission the promotion and protection of human rights at home and abroad through distinguished multidisciplinary leadership in human rights research, education, and public service to The University of Iowa, its surrounding communities, the State of Iowa, and beyond.

What the Center provides for students:
-Local, Domestic, and International Internships
-Human Rights resources
-Courses and mentorship in Human Rights
-Human Rights certificate
-Guest speakers with extensive experience in Human Rights Issues 
-Books and resources for students interested in Human Rights
-Training for Human Rights advocacy
-Essay competitions
-Community events

Signing this petition is imperative because this collection of signatures will demonstrate to the University of Iowa that the Center for Human Rights is valued and wanted by the students and the surrounding community. Therefore, the University will continue funding the Center and recognizing the importance of Human Rights to the UI campus.

If you would like to become involved with the Save Our Human Rights Center campaign please email Zach Heffernen at

Main Sponsor: UI Students for Human Rights

Co Sponsors: UI One Chapter, UI Global Health Club, Students Abolishing Slavery, UI United Nations Association, UI Amnesty International, Bahá'í Campus Association, the African Studies Program, UI Engineers without Borders, UI International Law Society, the 10,000 Hours Show of Eastern Iowa, and the Iowa City Human Rights Comission 


This petition was delivered to:
  • President, University of Iowa
    Sally Mason
  • Provost, University of Iowa
    Barry Butler

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