Category Archive: Human Rights

6 Reality Checks: The Bootless Have No Bootstraps

“…it is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.” –ML King Jr I don’t know why I’m surprised with comments that… Continue reading

Schools on Wheels: Helping Homeless Children in Massachusetts

A few years ago I spoke with a group of mothers who were concerned about their children’s school.  The neighborhood they lived in is called “transitional” and the school had an 85% turnover… Continue reading

Every Human Has Rights!

Over the past 8 years, Nicholas Marshall Cooper has been actively involved in making the connection between human rights and health, and translating public health science into rights-based action.  This post is a… Continue reading

“Great Things Are Possible”

Ask a scholar of human rights a seemingly innocuous question and suddenly you are transported into another world.  As Nicholas Cooper observes,  “People in United States are more familiar with civil rights language,… Continue reading