In August of 2020, Human Rights Educators USA (HRE USA) lost one of its sustaining sources of inspiration and committed leadership – Kirby Edmonds. As a founding member of HRE USA, Kirby was instrumental in the establishment of HRE USA, directly shaping our mission statement, organizational structure, and most importantly our values framework and the consensus-based policy for decision-making. He served as Co-Chair of HRE USA for nearly a decade.
In honor of his legacy, HRE USA has created the Edmonds Summer Fellowship to support hands-on leadership experience in human rights education and further Kirby’s work to engage young people in building human rights-friendly schools and communities.
2022 Summer Fellowship Projects:
Project A: HRE USA Community Engagement and Development
Project B: Strengthening HRE USA Regional Representative Community
The deadline for the 2022 Edmonds Summer Fellowship is March 14, 2022 at 5 pm ET. Download Fellowship Application