We are pleased to announce Human Rights Initiative has been chosen as one of three finalists as Nonprofit Communicator of the Year for the 2012 Awards of Excellence, presented by the Center for Nonprofit Management.
HRI was chosen as a finalist based on our Human Rights Curriculum. The program, started in 2008, raises awareness of human rights issues among North Texas high school students through the sharing of HRI client experiences of human rights abuses, their processes of seeking relief through immigration laws, and the representation of such clients by HRI legal staff and volunteer attorneys. Topics include international human rights, human trafficking, refugees and asylum seekers, domestic violence, and genocide. The classroom discussions are led by HRI staff and our trained volunteer attorneys that have worked on HRI asylum, VAWA, U-visa and other human rights cases. The curriculum is structured to encourage student participation and in-depth discussion on a variety of topics depending on class interests and current events.
Winners will be announced Friday, November 9th, at the Night of Light event.