ABOUT OCHR

The Oxford Consortium for Human Rights is a fellowship program and workshop for students and faculty from universities across the United States in collaboration with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC). It focuses on human rights during and after a conflict, humanitarian actions, conflict trends, human rights law, and peacemaking with a focus on recent armed conflicts. This competitive program is held three to four times a year in locations such as Geneva, New York, Oxford, and Kenya.

Each year, individual university cohorts present on a local human rights issue relevant to their communities. The 2018 cohort, of which I was a part, presented the history of white supremacy in predominantly liberal states such as Oregon and what it means for people of color in that state.