HRE USA TAAS Series: Incorporating Human Rights in the Classroom


Saturday, November 19, 2022

11:00-1:00pm ET


Kaylee Bradford

Kaylee Taylor Bradford is a global educator with over eight years of international training experience. She has a M.A. in International Educational Development from Columbia University, specializing in Peace and Human Rights Education. Throughout her career, she has worked in a variety of sectors including human trafficking prevention, refugee education, substance abuse rehabilitation, and research management. She is currently an independent educational consultant assisting a variety of organizations with curriculum development, teacher training, research, monitoring, and evaluation. Kaylee focuses her research on preservice HRE for teachers in the United States and currently serves as a Professional Development Consultant for HRE USA, leading their organizational training and resource development efforts. 

Elana Haviv is the Founder and Executive Director of Generation Human Rights, Inc. She designs human rights education programs that include innovative multi-disciplinary curricula for children, youth and teachers in schools, refugee settings and humanitarian emergencies in the US and abroad. The programs enable youth to develop the skills they need to live informed and engaged lives as they navigate the circumstances of the world around them. She contracts independently with international agencies as a policy and curriculum writer around human rights issues. Most recently she worked on the Addressing anti-Semitism through Education: Guidelines for Policymakers for UNESCO and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. She holds a Masters of Historiography in Education from Antioch University and is an oral history fellow at Columbia University. She is currently a doctoral student in Leadership and Change. (Santa Fe, NM)

Sandy Sohcot is Director and originator of The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program. Sandy holds a California Lifetime Teaching Credential. In July 2001, Sandy became Executive Director of the Rex Foundation and served as in that capacity through 2013, to help renew the Foundation in the absence of direct Grateful Dead concert funding. In 2006, as part of her work, Sandy developed The World As It Could Be initiative to raise awareness about the human rights framework. The initial work evolved to become a full program with curriculum that includes the creative arts as a vital part of teaching about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since January 2014, Sandy has been Director of TWAICB, now a program of the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ ActivitiesLeague (DSAL). Sandy has been active in the small business and women’s communities of San Francisco. She co-founded the Women’s Leadership Alliance, and is past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. In July 1999, the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women honored Sandy with their Women Who Make a Difference Award. Sandy served as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission 2004 –2008.

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