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If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Mother Teresa

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Barbara and Norman Tanner Center Names Interim Director

Erika George, Samuel D. Thurman professor of law, will serve as the interim director of the Tanner Center for Human Rights during the 2018-2019 academic year. We look forward to working with Erika while Thomas Maloney, professor of economics and current director, takes a sabbatical. Professor George earned a B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served as Articles Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. She also holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago.

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Barbara Tanner Receives Honorary Degree

The University of Utah Board of Trustees awarded Barbara Tanner an honorary doctorate degree at the 2018 commencement ceremony this past Spring. The award is the highest honor given by the university. Barbara Lindquist Tanner is a community leader, humanitarian, human rights activist, philanthropist and elementary education alumna of the University of Utah. Together with her husband Norman, she established the Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy in the College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah.

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There's a Better, Cheaper Way to Handle Immigration

And now, it has come to this. “We are trading kids in cages for families in cages,” said Cory Smith of Kids in Need of Defense, a legal advocacy group on whose board I serve. On Wednesday, President Trump said in an executive order that he planned to keep families together by jailing parents and children together during the course of their immigration hearings.

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Dolores Huerta Speaks at the Hinkley Institute of Politics

Dolores Huerta has worked to improve social and economic conditions for farm workers and to fight discrimination. Dolores Huerta, 2012 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom will speak on the rights of immigrants in the United States at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on March 14 at noon. This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided Hinckley Caucus Room- Building 73, Room 110

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wordcloudThe Tanner Center is dedicated to providing University of Utah students, faculty and the broader community with the inspiration and education needed to become advocates for peace, nonviolence, and human rights. The center seeks to provide avenues for the open discussion of important issues within the community, the nation, and the world.

Last Updated: 11/14/18