Facilitated by a variety of experts in the field, TAAS will bridge the personal and collective on some of the most critical human rights issues of today. You will leave each session of the training series with a renewed energy and the practical tools necessary to facilitate conversations and promote collective action with students and community members writ large. For more information about TAAS, visit this page.
Featuring a 3-tiered approach, each tier builds upon the next in terms of depth, participation, and engagement. Participants are welcome to register for Tier 1 only, Tier 1 and 2, or all three tiers as they are interested.
Tier 1 (2 modules, Sep/Oct) will provide an overview of HRE USA, including understanding ways to engage within the various committees, action teams, and working groups. Additionally, Tier 1 will provide a general grounding in human rights and human rights education applications.
Dr. Felisa Tibbitts, Chair in Human Rights Education at Utrecht University (Netherlands) and Dr. André Keet, Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation at Nelson Mandela University (South Africa) are co-editing the book Emancipatory Human Rights and the University. The book explores the theoretical and practical question of how universities can promote human rights, with perspectives from Africa, Europe, Latin America, North America and Southeast Asia. Pre-register here.
Meet the editors and some authors in a webinar that will take place on 23 September, 20:00 – 21:30 Amsterdam time (GMT +1)/2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. EDT. Drs. Keet and Tibbitts will be joined by Dr. Regina Cortina of Columbia University (USA) and Dr. Francis Adaikalam, Loyola College (India).
The presentations and discussions will include:
– International Human Rights Standards and the University
– A Feminist Lens on Gender Equality in a Mexican University
– Human Rights Programming and Transformation of South African Universities
As a Research Scholar, Kaylee focuses on research, advocacy, and training with incorporating human rights education into teacher education programs and professional development. She is working to develop a Teacher Educator Resource Hub for the HRE USA website as well as to analyze the current Teacher Education Accreditation Processes in the United States to see where human rights competencies can be incorporated. She also assisted in the creation of the Training As Action Series (TAAS) which she will help to facilitate in fall 2021. View Video Report.
Take a look at what HRE USA has been up to over the past year. Read our 2021 report here.
Please consider supporting HRE-USA by making a tax-deductible contribution on our behalf to our fiscal sponsor, the Center for Transformative Action, a 501(c)3 organization.
On behalf of the HRE USA Steering Committee, we would like to thank all our members for a great year and we look forward to continuing to work together to build a strong human rights education community!
On the 10th anniversary of its founding, HRE USA is launching a new 2021-22 Training As Action Series (TAAS) focused on bridging the personal and collective on some of the most critical human rights issues of today. The 2021-22 HRE USA Training As Action Series (TAAS) will feature a scaffolded three-tier training model. Each tier builds upon the next in terms of depth, participation, and engagement. The trainings are designed to meet the diverse needs of our members. Participants are welcome to register for Tier 1 only, Tier 1 and 2, or all three tiers as they are interested. The first workshop in the series will take place on September 20, 2021. Visit this page for more information and registration.
Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario, Executive Director of Art & Resistance Through Education ARTE will be Honored as a 2021 US Human Rights Movement Builder Award Winner! Register here to celebrate her at Drum Beat 21: the US Human Rights Network National Gathering Sept 1-3 (Virtual).
During her fellowship Winnie worked on landscape mapping, organizational outreach, and relationship-building with HRE USA partners. View Video Report.
“As an aspiring public health professional doing work in drug policy, I had always known that human rights closely intersected with the world I was already doing, but had not yet fully explored it. Serving as an Edmonds Fellow with HRE USA really expanded my horizons to think hard about developing resources and tools for a network of amazing organizations. I’ve learned so much throughout my project, an organizational landscape analysis, and had the opportunity to speak with numerous organizations about their needs and goals. As someone who is interested in how coalitions and movements are built and sustained, this fellowship gave me a real chance to answer some big questions and problem-solve my way through the project. I truly am grateful for the mentorship, support, and experience this summer has provided me, and look forward to continuing to integrate what I’ve learned here into my future work.”
The core values of HRE USA and its partner organizations include transparency and critical thinking skills. We believe that human rights--and human rights education--belong to everyone, and that the full realization of human rights means that access to human rights education materials must never be conditioned upon the subscription to any particular religious faith, ideology, political affiliation, or membership in any particular organization and that any organizational connections should be openly acknowledged.