Social Justice

The University of Texas at Austin works to improve the human condition at local and global levels through programs that advance equality and better conditions for those who may not have a voice.

Children's Rights Clinic

Abriendo Brecha is an annual conference dedicated to research and creative, intellectual work in alignment with communities, organizations, movements and networks working for social justice.

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice is a focal point for critical, interdisciplinary analysis and practice of human rights locally and globally.

The Bridging Disciplines Program - Human Rights and Social Justice introduces students to the interdisciplinary study and practice of human rights at home and around the world.

Hosted by the School of Social Work, the Dean Jack Otis Social Problem and Social Policy Lecture Series presents, analyzes and clarifies continuing and important social problems such as poverty, white collar crime and global warming.

Free Minds Project provides Central Texas adults living on low to moderate incomes with a chance to fulfill their intellectual potential and jumpstart their college education.

Face AIDS works to mobilize and inspire students to fight AIDS in Africa.

Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights honors the legacy of Heman Marion Sweatt, the first African American to attend the School of Law, and focuses on issues of social justice and civil rights.

The Indigenous Studies program supports critical engagement around the languages, cultures, histories and struggles of indigenous peoples.

In an effort to end violence, the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault endeavors to advance knowledge related to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Through the use of restorative justice solutions, the Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue advances accountability, victim healing and community safety to repair the harm related to conflict, crime and victimization.

Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) is a cross-disciplinary consortium that encourages undergraduates to find their own path through college and explore the opportunities of graduate school. The mission of IE is to educate "citizen-scholars" -- individuals who creatively use their intellectual capital as a lever for social good.

The Inter-American Institute for Youth Justice finds creative, innovative ways to improve the effectiveness of policies, social and academic programs, and community-based initiatives relating to issues of delinquency and youth violence.

The Social Justice Institute brings together faculty, students, staff and community partners in collaboration around specific social-justice oriented projects and dialogues. Such projects are carried out through several modes: community education, advocacy, community-based activist research and scholar activist gatherings.

The Transnational Worker Rights Clinic enables students from the School of Law to represent transnational migrant workers in cases to recover unpaid wages and engage in advocacy projects asserting the rights of workers here and abroad.

Voices Against Violence provides training and outreach to raise awareness around the issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.

The Working Group on Health and Human Rights is an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students working to foster university-wide conversations about the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and other health and human rights issues.