HRE @ NCSS in San Francisco

Below is a listing of the programs directly hosted by the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) Human Rights Education Community including full-day clinics, workshop sessions, award presentations, and more.

  1. Full-day Clinic: Transformative Human Rights Education through Creative Arts
    Thursday, November 16
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm  I  Moscone West 2001A
    This clinic introduces participants to the potential of arts-based education to engage students in critical dimensions of human rights practice and understanding. This full-day workshop will present sample content and activities from the highly successful The World As It Could Be (TWAICB) program. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the transformative potential of human rights education and increased confidence on how they bring this new knowledge into their own classrooms. Presenters: Susan Katz, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Monisha Bajaj, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Sandy Sohcot, The World As It Could Be/Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Activities League, San Francisco, CA.
    Fee:  $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers
  2. HRE USA Reception and Awards Gala
    Thursday, November 16
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Google Community Space, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 

    Human Rights Educators USA (HRE USA) cordially invites you to a reception to celebrate the the 2017 winners of the Edward O’Brien Award for Human Rights Education: Mariana Leal Ferreira and The Voice of Witness Educational Program. HRE USA will also recognize Nancy Flowers with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her decades of dedication, innovation, and mentorship in advancing human rights education.
  3.  Community Showcase
    Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18
    11:30 pm to 12:45 pm  I Moscone Center West
    The Human Rights Education Community will participate in both NCSS Community Showcases held over the lunch hour on Friday and Saturday (location to be included in final NCSS program). The Community Showcases provide an opportunity for NCSS Conference participants to network with the different special interest communities within NCSS and share in their resources and information.
  4. Session: Making Human Rights Real: From Classroom to Community
    Saturday, November 18
    8:00 am to 9:00 am  I  Moscone West 2001A
    Addressing contemporary issues from the perspective of global human rights norms and standards can inspire and motivate student engagement. A new university consortium supports human rights education at all levels. Presenters: Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, Kristina Eberbach and Glenn Mitoma.
  5. HRE Community Business Meeting
    Saturday, November 18
    10:30pm to 11:30pm I  InterContinental Hotel, Golden Gate Room
  6. Community Scholar Session: Educating for Human Rights in Complex Times
    Saturday, November 18
    2:55 pm to 3:55 pm  I  Moscone West 3014
    In this talk, Professor Monisha Bajaj will discuss the global field of human rights education, focusing on specific ways that teachers can bring notions of universal human rights into their classrooms. Presenter: Dr. Monisha Bajaj is Director of the Human Rights Education Master of Arts Program, the only program in the US offering a master’s degree in human rights education.
  7. Human Rights Education Community Reception
    Saturday, November 18
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm I  InterContinental Hotel, Telegraph Hill Room
    NCSS HRE Community Reception with complimentary snacks and no-host bar. The reception includes the presentation of the 2017 HRE USA Edward O’Brien Awards (see winners above).

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