Creating a Human Rights Culture

Website for Dr. Joseph Wronka

Professor of Social Work, Springfield College, Massachusetts USA
Representative to the United Nations in Geneva for the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
Fulbright Scholar in Social Justice, Poverty, and Human Rights
Author


In democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not its taste, but its effect...  - Former U.S. Senator William J. Fulbright



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 Select Author's Works

Sharing my story: Representing social work at the United Nations

A Comparison of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the United States Federal Constitution (a content analysis)

A Comparison of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights with United States Federal Constitution (cont.) including the General Welfare and Establish Justice Clauses in the Preamble

A Comparison of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights with United States State Constitutions

Human Rights as the Bedrock of Social Justice:Implications for Advanced Generalist Practice

Implications of Human Rights for Advanced Generalist Practice (cont.)

Curriculum Resources for Teaching Human Rights

United Nations Human Rights Machinery

Human Rights Entry in Sage Encyclopedia

Global Distributive Justice as a Human Right

Written Statement by the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) on Eradicating Extreme Poverty before the Human Rights Council, September 2013


You may wish also to see and comment upon Joseph Wronka's Blog.

Keynote at  Berkshire Family and Individual Resources, April 2012: Towards Ratification of the U.N. Convention on People with Disabilities

Letter to the Editor in the New York Times, January 4, 2012, Sunday Dialogue:  Do We Live in a Less Deadly Time or not?

Festschrift: Essays in Honor of Dr. David Gil at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Heller School at Brandeis University, October 2009.

     If you would like further information and/or social actions to create a human rights culture, you may wish to consider my  book, Human Rights and Social Justice: Social Action and Service for the Helping and Health Professions (Sage, 2008).  It also consists of an Instructor's Manual available at the Sage Website.  Or, go to the homepage and order the second edition of this book with discounted order forms below the picture of my book.
 




A previous work is
Human Rights and Social Policy in the 21st Century: A History of the Idea of Human Rights and Comparison of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights with United States Federal and State Constitutions (University Press of America, 1998)



Presentation on Peace, Security and Human Rights at the UN in Geneva, event sponsored by the International Human Rights Association of American Minorities and the Center for Human Rights, Brussels, Belgium, March 2011.

Here is an article pertaining to the human rights situation in the United States, A Little Humility, Please, Harvard International Review, Summer, 1998

"Science" and Indigenous Cultures," Humanistic Psychologist, March 1993.