Interested in getting involved with The Advocates? We have two new exciting volunteer opportunities available! Check them out below: Volunteer Opportunity: Call for Artist-mentors Our LGBTQ+ clients face unique challenges regarding safety and security, housing, employment, and social integration, in addition to the trauma they face from having fled persecution in their home countries. Research and experience show that the arts play … Continue reading New Volunteer Opportunities at The Advocates
Sarah Borden took a break from her studies at Yale to intern with The Advocates' International Justice Program. Read about her experience here.
In ancient Roman religion and myth, the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, frames, and ending is known as Janus. Janus is typically depicted as having two faces, looking to the future and to the past. Janus, or what Janus represents, is no doubt on the minds of many as we close out one year and begin another. As we reflect on the … Continue reading New Year, Renewed Hope
Mrs. A and her husband with Professor Steve Meili and other members of the U of M legal team in November 2019 “We are not afraid anymore.” states Mrs. A, a client at The Advocates for Human Rights, who along with her husband and two children, recently received an asylum grant after four long years … Continue reading Asylum Seeker Encourages Pro Bono Attorneys, “We Can Do It.”
Volunteer attorney for The Advocates For Human Rights, Angela Liu, at the United Nations Angela Liu, a Chicago-based lawyer at Dechert, is one of the many inspiring volunteers that make the work of The Advocates for Human Rights possible. While Liu is a partner in Dechert’s Trial, Investigations and Securities team, she also has an impressive pro bono practice, devoting hundreds of hours a year to helping … Continue reading Angela Liu: Celebrating the Work of Our Volunteers
Joan Kuriansky, The Advocates For Human Rights Volunteer Award Recipient The work done by The Advocates for Human Rights is fueled by its team of talented volunteers. One of these volunteers is Joan Kuriansky, a Washington D.C.–based lawyer, with a strong commitment to women’s rights work, domestic violence issues, and human rights advocacy. Kuriansky began … Continue reading Joan Kuriansky: Celebrating the Work of Our Volunteers