Human Rights & Social Justice


Empowering students to take informed action to address complex global problems.

Using the lens of human rights and social justice, the Weissberg Program at Beloit College inspires and empowers students to take informed action to address complex global problems.

Program Components

  • Weissberg Week with each year’s Weissberg Chair
  • project grants program supporting hands-on experiences
  • scholarships to support study abroad travel costs and SHE-CAN scholars
  • a fellows program for recent graduates
  • career exploration
  • a fall forum with alumni
  • programming grants for students, staff, and faculty
  • faculty development opportunities

Stories

From left are: Amanda Lawnicki’14, Emma Wingfield’08, Megan Slavish’14, and Barb Knittel’06.

Alumni recount paths to work that matters

Four Beloit alumni offer current students insight into work in human rights and social justice at the annual Weissberg Alumni Career Panel.

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Upcoming Events

Oct4th

Weissberg Fall Forum Alumni Panel

Showcase of the pathways through Beloit and beyond by alumni whose post-graduation work and lives have a focus on human rights and social justice.

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Weissberg Chair Eskinder Negash, Senior Vice President for Global Engagement for the United State...Weissberg Chair Eskinder Negash, Senior Vice President for Global Engagement for the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) presents his keynote speech.

Weissberg Chair Eskinder Negash shares his knowledge with Beloit students in class during a week ...Weissberg Chair Eskinder Negash shares his knowledge with Beloit students in class during a week long residency program.

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