2019 O’Brien Award Winners

HRE USA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Edward O’Brien Award for HRE.  

The O’Brien Award was established in 2015 in memory of Edward O’Brien, pioneer human rights educator, to recognize both an individual and an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to human rights education in the United States. 

MONICA CURCA – INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT

Monica Curca, Founder and Managing Director of Activate Labs, a non-profit organization that builds a global creative force for peace and social justice.

HOLOCAUST & HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION CENTER – ORGANIZATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

Executive Director Mille Jasper will accept the award on behalf of the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center, whose mission is to enhance teaching and learning the lessons of the Holocaust and the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect.

DAVID SHIMAN – LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT


HRE USA also recognizes David Shiman, Professor emeritus at the University of Vermont, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his his decades of dedication, innovation, and mentorship in advancing human rights education.

This year’s awards ceremony and reception will be held Friday, November 22, from 5 -7 PM at the Four Freedoms Room at Roosevelt House in New York, NY.  To attend, please rsvp HERE.

>> Learn more about the 2019 O’Brien award winners

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