When: Mon-Fri, August 5-16, 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: University of San Francisco, CA
Cost: FREE – registration required
Human Rights as a Transformative Vision is a two-week institute on Human Rights Education for classroom educators (6-12), museum practitioners, non-profit, non-governmental organization and public service providers. This workshop is ideal for anyone working in public spaces with access to engage community members around issues of human rights. This Institute attempts to highlight structural inequity and the intersections of class, race and gender in order to build equitable public spaces that support dignity, human rights and peace for all.
During the two-week institute, participants will be introduced to concepts of international human rights (with a strong focus on economic & social rights with links to current social movements working on these issues) and the history of human rights mechanisms as well as organizations/curricular resources and effective pedagogical approaches for human rights education. Partnerships with organizations such as the World As It Could Be, Voice of Witness, The Representation Project, and others will be utilized to bring an expansive vision of how organizations are incorporating human rights into their programming and work.
A stipend of $250 will be provided for completion of the two-week institute. Another $250 stipend will be offered upon the completion of your proposed action project. Continuing Education Credits of up to 4 credits available.
Scholarships for airfare and housing are available on a needs basis.