Thank you to my Hunter College Human Rights Program students and colleagues!
Sherrie Russell-Brown Hunter College Human Rights Program Student Evaluations Spring 2014
Last year, I posted about the talented students I had the privilege to teach during the Fall 2013 semester (https://sherrierussell-brown.com/2013/12/02/thank-you-to-my-hr200-students-kevin-uretsky-et-al-and-happy-hanukkah/). Well, the Spring 2014 semester is no different! I have a great group of students, again, who continue to challenge me and are engaged with human rights issues (see, e.g., https://sherrierussell-brown.com/2014/03/12/unicef-tap-project/).
One of those brilliant students, Marcel G, recently gave a Prezi presentation on human rights and the European idea, at the Undergraduate Research Conference (UGRC), Hunter College (http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/ugresearchconference). The URL to the Prezi is http://prezi.com/g3sq96axnp6o/inspiriting-the-european-idea-through-human-rights/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email.
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute’s Human Rights Program tweeted a picture (https://twitter.com/hunterHRP/status/443153813583581184) of my students putting human rights in action, thanks to one of my students, Josh D, who brought the mobile form of UNICEF’s Tap Project (http://www.unicefusa.org/campaigns/tap-project/) to our attention.
Visit http://tap.unicefusa.org/ on your cellphone and for every ten minutes you do not touch your phone, UNICEF Tap Project donors and sponsors can fund one day of clean water for a child in need (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wetbh84MGOc).
The screenshot, below, is of some of my students’ cellphones, all visiting the tap project page and accumulating time, in order to collectively fund clean water and sanitation, for children i.e., a simple way of promoting human rights!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and is having a joyous Hanukkah! I wanted to thank all my students in my human rights course, HR200. They celebrated my birthday by bringing breakfast to class – – I teach a 3-hour course from 10 am to 1 pm – – as well as a big birthday card, beautiful flowers (picture uploaded), a large box of Godiva chocolates (1 lone piece left!) and two bottles of wine. They’re good! Seriously, though, it has been a privilege teaching them this semester. Finally, I wanted to thank Kevin Uretsky, Kathleen Walker and everyone else who sent me birthday wishes via Facebook. I am not the best at keeping up with Facebook, but I have really enjoyed reading the updates from my Columbia Law School and Rutgers Prep family, including Robinne Lee, Cynthia Gooen, Michelle Fiddler, Diana Davidson, Brit Wittman, Maria Mahajan, Amiel Bethel, Marc Bromfeld, etc. Much to be thankful and grateful for!
Updated LinkedIn public profile with links to pdf downloads of University of Florida (UF) Merit Raise Letter, Promotion Letters (also directly downloadable from https://sherrierussell-brown.com/about/ and http://aboutsherrierussell-brown.com/ ) and links to free pdf downloads of publications.
Here are a few pictures taken from this weekend’s Graduation Celebration for Chelsey and Ajamu. The first is of my cousin Ramon (proud papa) and “the Grad,” his son Ajamu, the second is of my mom and my Aunts Claudette and Marjorie and, finally, the third picture is of my sister, dad and mom. Congratulations, again!!
Congratulations to my cousins’ (Dr. Torey B. Clark and Ramon Burke) really great kids, Chelsey Simone Clark and Ajamu Omari Burke, whose joint Graduation Celebration is this Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, 2013. Chelsey graduated from Woodward Academy, Summa Cum Laude and will attend Yale University (and, her sister, JC, will be a sophomore at Harvard University, this Fall) and Ajamu graduated from Sandy Creek High School and will attend Morehouse College!!