Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by February 10): $170
Regular Price (after February 10): $187
The desire to be treated fairly is hard-wired in humans, but the idea that everyone should be treated fairly is a relatively new one and, as headlines prove, not yet a universal practice. This seminar will consider the concepts of human rights and social justice through examining three of the most accomplished human rights advocates of our time--Helen Prejean, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Wangari Maathai--to discern what it takes to make the world more just. Five sessions.
Susanne Dumbleton holds a PhD in literature (medieval emphasis) from the State University of New York at Albany and is Professor Emeritus and Former Dean at DePaul University. Her current research focuses on women in leadership for social change.
- Aung San Suu Kyi. Voice of Hope: Conversations with Alan Clements. Seven Story Press, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-1583228456
- Maathai, Wangari. Unbowed: A Memoir. Knopf, 2007. ISBN-13: 987-0307275202
- Prejean, Helen. Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. Vintage, 2006. ISBN-13: 978-0679759485
- Aung San Suu Kyi, “Toward a True Refuge.” Available at: http://www.birmaniademocratica.org/ViewDocument.aspx?docid=d0432457635a4287a672bc7df729613c
- “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/
- Aung San Suu Kyi, “Freedom from Fear.” http://sites.asiasociety.org/asia21summit/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/1.-Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-Freedom-from-Fear.pdf
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.