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Reads for Human Rights Day

Learn more about issues that could personally impact you.

Human Rights Day is recognized annually on Dec. 10 in celebration of  “the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Check out these books related to the topic.

"Say Nothing" by Patrick Radden Keefe

An expertly written piece of narrative nonfiction about the kidnapping and disappearing of a mother of 10 during the early years of the civil rights and independence struggle in Northern Ireland.

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"Caste" by Isabel Wilkerson

If you’re looking for a solid introduction to and masterful critique of how social hierarchies operate and negatively influence life in America and elsewhere, this book will not let you down (and neither does Wilkerson’s “The Warmth of Other Suns").

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"Catch and Kill" by Ronan Farrow

Farrow shows how fake news works and uncovers the length predators and their allies will go to hide their illegal behavior and silence victims.

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"Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden

Find out what it takes to expose the inner workings of government intelligence agencies in this clear, tight memoir that also makes a convincing argument about civil liberties on the internet.

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"The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" by Shoshana Zuboff

Zuboff spoke at this year’s Tanner Humanities Center Lecture on Human Values and it didn’t disappoint and neither does this book.

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