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The first 2011 meeting of the RSRG will be on Monday, Oct. 10 from 7-8:30 pm in the basement seminar room of the IPRH building (Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, 805 W. Pennsylvania Avenue in Urbana). At the meeting we will briefly sketch out a calendar for the rest of the semester, then discuss three articles from a recent Rhetoric Society Quarterly special issue on Human Rights Rhetoric. The essays  — linked below as pdfs — are: Lester Olson and Arabella Lyon, “Human Rights Rhetoric:Traditions of Testifying and Witnessing”; Jacqueline Jones Royster and Molly Cochran, “Human Rights and Civil Rights: The Advocacy and Activism of African American Women Writers”; and Cindy Patton, “Rights Language and HIV Treatment: Universal Care or Population Control?” If you are curious about the full issue, it’s available online at our library.

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