Douglass Fellow Highlighted by USC Gould School of Law

The USC Gould School of Law News featured Mirelle Raza, USC Gould Class of 2021 and the law school’s first Douglass Fellow, in an online article published January 15, 2021. Four USC Gould students were named to prestigious fellowships, helping them advance their careers in public interest law. Mirelle Raza, Class of 2021, is the … Continue reading Douglass Fellow Highlighted by USC Gould School of Law

#InContext: Nelson Mandela

By: JOHANNA LEE “Pulling the branch of a tree” — this is the literal English translation of Nelson Mandela’s Xhosa birth name, Rolihlahla. While Mandela proclaimed he did not believe that names are destiny, Rolihlahla—colloquially translated to mean “troublemaker” — seems to be a suitable name for a child who would grow up to be … Continue reading #InContext: Nelson Mandela

#InContext: Gary Haugen

By: ALICEN RODOLPH Reflecting on history, what is most perplexing and indefensible are “the simple failures of compassion.” In these failures, we watch societies experience the destruction that occurs when oppression and injustice reign unchecked. Oppressor replaces oppressor, free to persecute because individuals who have the ability to speak out remain silent. Perpetrators are emboldened … Continue reading #InContext: Gary Haugen

#InContext: Frederick Douglass

By: MIRELLE RAZA On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. Floyd’s death sparked outrage across the United States. Activists used their platforms to think critically about the American status quo and the harm it inflicts on Black and Brown … Continue reading #InContext: Frederick Douglass

#InContext: Madeleine Albright

By: SAMANTHA FRANKS By the time Madeleine Albright was a teenager, she had escaped fascism twice. When she was almost two years old, her family fled from the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia by going to the United Kingdom. After the war, they returned home. However, in 1948, the family was forced to uproot their life … Continue reading #InContext: Madeleine Albright

Institute Welcomes 4th Class of Douglass Fellows

By: KELLI L. ROSS The Human Trafficking Institute welcomed it’s fourth class of Douglass Fellows with a virtual orientation on August 20-21. Four third-year law students from some of the nation’s top law programs will participate in the 8-month public service fellowship named in honor of Frederick Douglass and his commitment to freedom, education, and … Continue reading Institute Welcomes 4th Class of Douglass Fellows

#InContext: John Lewis

By: KELLI L. ROSS 2020 has been marked with a renewed racial reckoning in the United States. It has also been a year in which leaders of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s have passed, including John Lewis, Rev. C.T. Vivian, Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, and Charles Evers. Today, marks 57 years since the … Continue reading #InContext: John Lewis

#InContext: John Lewis

By: KELLI L. ROSS On Friday, July 17, 2020, Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Robert Lewis passed away at the age of 80. In December 2019, he announced he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Both Lewis and fellow civil rights activist Rev. C.T. Vivian died on the same day. Vivian was 95. Lewis was … Continue reading #InContext: John Lewis

Two Suspected Traffickers Arrested and Charged in Uganda

By: KELLI L. ROSS In the midst of stay-at-home orders in Uganda due to COVID-19, the Institute’s Special Counsel Tyler Dunman continues to support of the work of police, prosecutors, and non-governmental partners in the country. Many, including the Institute team, anticipated that after weeks of lockdown, a spike in reported domestic exploitation of women … Continue reading Two Suspected Traffickers Arrested and Charged in Uganda