A right angle is the intersection of two perpendicular lines, the place where two divergent paths come together. A news piece’s angle is the approach a journalist will take to bring a story into the light. To angle, to cast a line, is to seek sustenance. This site is an angle for human rights: a place where stories of human struggle are reeled in and perspectives cross. The Human Rights Angle is where voices, resistance, and advocacy intersect.
Human Rights Angle is a project led by volunteers associated with The Center for Civil and Human Rights. Scheduled to open in 2012 in Atlanta, the Center will not only commemorate the groundbreaking contributions of individuals to the historic struggle for African-American freedom and equality, but also serve as a space for ongoing dialogue, study, and contributions to the resolution of current and future freedom struggles of all people at local, national, and international levels. Learn more at Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Just as the Center will serve to advance this dialogue in a physical space, Human Rights Angle will be an online forum where advocacy and news about human rights can be discussed, where exploring these issues will encourage perspectives to intersect. Here, we will present our perspectives, our angles. What are yours?
If you are interested in becoming a committed writer on human rights issues and a long-term contributor to Human Rights Angle, please send a letter of interest and a short writing sample to email@example.com for consideration among our writing committee. We look forward to hearing from you!