The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law welcomes Katherine Hung as a winter intern. Katherine, a freshman at Harvard College, will work with the organization this month to combat anti-Semitism and promote the civil rights of Jewish students. She will be conducting research, as well as writing press releases and articles for the Brandeis Blog (http://brandeiscenter.com/blog/). LDB is a national civil rights organization committed to fighting anti-Semitism in higher education.
For Katherine, this winter internship furthers her interest in civil and human rights advocacy. She writes for the Harvard College Human Rights Review and is considering a major in government or philosophy. Katherine plans to attend law school after her undergraduate studies.
“I look forward to learning about the inner workings of a civil rights nonprofit and advancing a meaningful cause,” says Katherine. “Especially now, in the wake of increasing anti-Semitism on college campuses, the Center’s work is incredibly important. I am eager to support its legal and public policy initiatives for justice.”
This month, such initiatives will be numerous. Katherine’s arrival comes at a crucial time for the Brandeis Center, in light of the prospective reintroduction of the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act in the House of Representatives, the Modern Language Association’s proposal to boycott Israeli academic institutions, and rising anti-Semitic incidences on college campuses across the nation.
“We are delighted to have Katherine working with us in our pursuit of justice for all peoples,” says Kenneth L. Marcus, President of the Brandeis Center. “She brings talent and passion for our mission. We look forward to her forthcoming contributions.”