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Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million members who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change—across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Rotary strives to create a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change—across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Promoting peace is one of its principal area of focus. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. Rotary International District 6860 (North and Central Alabama) contains 52 Rotary Clubs with 3,039 members, 6 Rotaract Clubs, and 20 Interact Clubs. The Rotary Club of Birmingham is one of the largest and most active clubs in the world.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, part of the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is a cultural and education research center that promotes a comprehensive understanding for the significance of civil rights developments in Birmingham with the mission to enlighten each generation about civil and human rights by exploring our common past and working together in the present to build a better future.
The Institute for Human Rights at UAB serves as a platform for interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration to raise awareness, engage in education, foster research, and design initiatives for practical action and outreach resulting in the promotion and protection of human and civil rights locally, nationally, and globally. Our vision is to prepare, transform, and support the leaders of the global human rights community by creating innovative educational programs, research initiatives, and outreach solutions.