The Human Rights Program and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies have established The Inna Meiman Human Rights Award. This award recognizes students at the University of Minnesota who have made significant personal contributions in the promotion and protection of human rights.
This award is given in recognition of the friendship between Inna Meiman, a Soviet era Jewish refusnik who was repeatedly denied a visa to seek medical treatment, and Lisa Paul, a graduate of the University of Minnesota who fought tirelessly on her behalf, including a 25-day hunger strike that galvanized a movement for Inna’s freedom.
The award is intended to recognize a University of Minnesota student who embodies a commitment to human rights. The Awardee will receive a $1000 scholarship.
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Congratulations to 2011 award winners Nora Radtke and Morley Spencer!
The Minnesota Daily featured a full-length article on the new Inna Meiman Human Rights Scholarship. Read more.