Albion Advocates

July 27, 2022

In celebration of women human rights defenders and their contributions to human rights and justice, we highlight four outstanding women.

July 1, 2022

Women’s rights are human rights. Despite formal equality in human rights law, gender inequality and gender subordination remain barriers to women’s equal enjoyment of human rights.

June 30, 2022

Fear. Panic. Death. These words describe what it was like to be a queer person during the AIDS crisis. Artists came together to fight these words and in the process reclaimed neglected human rights and saved countless lives.

June 13, 2022

LGBTQIA+ rights are human rights. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, asexual, two-spirit, and all other persons are entitled to dignity and rights.

May 31, 2022

A student’s journey at Albion College begins the first time they step on campus – which often, is on their campus tour. The role of the admissions department includes communicating the values of Albion College to its visitors, including its commitment to antiracism, inclusion, and belonging.

May 3, 2022


No matter how busy you are, there is something you can do to protect human rights. In this post, Kara Anderson offers simple ways to support human rights within the context of your daily life.

March 22, 2022

Dr. Milkessa Gemechu is a visiting assistant professor of Political Science at Albion College. Dr. Gemechu has a BA in Political Science and MA and PhD in Federalism.

February 28, 2022

The American civil rights movement and the international human rights movement have long been interconnected.

February 7, 2022

Youth are powerful agents of social change and have played a critical role in nearly all human rights and social justice movements, argues Carrie Booth Walling, director of the Albion Human Rights Lab.