Racial Justice Book Discussion – We Are Not Like Them, by Pride and Piazza

Date and time

Sun, June 26, 2022

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

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Join SURJ Marin facilitators to discuss the book, We Are Not Like Them, by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza

About this event

Join SURJ Marin facilitators for our virtual monthly book discussion on Sunday, June 26th at 4:30-6:00pm PT.

Told from alternating perspectives, this is an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women, one Black and one white, whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event—a powerful and poignant exploration of race in America today and its devastating impact on ordinary lives. Like Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage and Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things, We Are Not Like Them explores complex questions of race and how they pervade and shape our most intimate spaces in a deeply divided world. But at its heart, it’s a story of enduring friendship—a love that defies the odds even as it faces its most difficult challenges.

SURJ Marin – Showing Up for Racial Justice

SURJ Marin engages white people to dismantle systems of white supremacy and join the ongoing multiracial movement for racial justice. Our work is informed by relationships of accountability with local Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) organizations and community leaders. www.surjmarin.org.

The discussion will not be recorded.

You can get this book at your local library, or if purchasing, we recommend a local bookseller such as https://www.bookpassage.com/ or online at https://www.marcusbooks.com/ in support of a Black-owned bookstore.

HRE USA is raising funds through Giving is Gorges!

Give to HRE USA – a project of CTA | Giving is Gorges 2022

Donations are crucial and help us continue to learn, organize, collaborate, and advocate for human rights education in the United States. Join us on June 21st to raise funds for our Kirby Edmonds Summer Fellowship and support our work. Kirby Edmonds was an impactful member of the Ithaca and human rights communities and this fellowship develops human rights education leaders through hands-on experience and mentorship. Donations of all sizes are greatly appreciated! 

The ARTivism (Art + Activism) Art Contest

Art and Resistance Through Education’s Junior Board recently launched the Artivism Art Contest, a national art contest open to youth ages 13-18. Submissions close on July 2, and we’d love for you to share the attached flyer and following blurb with your program participants/youth in your community! 

Art is a universal language for us to share our voices, tell our stories, and act as a medium for change. Here at ARTE, we aim to emphasize the power of art and invite you to do the same.

The ARTivism (Art + Activism) Art Contest asks young artists, ages 13-18, to submit visual art pieces that comment on a personal experience or issue related to a broader theme in our society.

The results of the ARTivism Art Contest will be decided by a team of judges from ARTE, and submissions close on Saturday, July 2 at 11:59 pm ET.

The contest will have a first, second, and third place winner, and the website page further details the prizes: https://www.artejustice.org/artcontest. Youth can also submit their work using the “submit” button on the website. Please address any inquiries to info@artejustice.org.

WERA IRN Human Rights Education 2022 Webinar Series Seminar 4

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Wed, 29 June 2022

10:30 – 11:30 CDT

Developing political compassion through narrative imagination in human rights education Iida PYY, University of Helsinki, Finland

In this presentation, Iida Pyy explores the work of Martha Nussbaum, arguing that political compassion is a necessary disposition for engaging with human rights principles and combatting social injustices such as racial discrimination. Drawing from Nussbaum’s theory of political emotions, she explores the need to understand compassion as connected to cognition and practical reasoning. Iida Pyy offers suggestions of how to educate towards political compassion in human rights education (HRE) through Nussbaum’s notion of narrative imagination. In order to address ways in which human rights education may be partial and counteract this tendency with alternative perspectives, the presenter draws on the work of critical HRE scholars and emphasises the importance of counter-narratives and reflective interpretation of narratives. She suggests that Nussbaum’s work on compassion and narrative imagination, informed by such critical considerations, opens up opportunities to look afresh at HRE theory and practice and inform thinking about rights, emotions and social justice.

Registration is now live for the Summer Institute for Climate Change Education!

July 18th and 19th, 2022

Plus a regional cohort day on July 21, 22, or 22.

Register now for a three-day virtual conference on climate change education built by educators and climate change professionals from across North America! Gain the skills, tools, and resources to teach climate change in all subject areas. For more information and agenda, visit this page.

Summer Leadership Institute: Navigating the Political Landscape of Social Studies

July 19-20, 2022

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National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) invites you to its Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), Navigating the Political Landscape of Social Studies! 

Currently, social studies, social studies educators, and education as a whole are in a defensive stance as we have become pawns in a misinformation campaign about our content, our methods, and our mission. This year’s two-day SLI event will focus on how we as social studies educators can recapture the narrative of social studies and promote social studies as a central component of preparing all students for civic life.

During this two-day virtual event, NCSS members will learn about the current legal and political challenges confronting teaching social studies and work collaboratively on approaches, tools, and structures that we can put in place at the classroom, local, state, and national levels to navigate the current political landscape.

Book Launch and Discussion: Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Chile

Mon, June 13, 2022

13:00 – 14:30 BST (7:00am- 8:30am CST)

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Hugo Rojas and Miriam Shaftoe talk about their new book Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Chile.

Note: This event will run in a hybrid format. If you would like to attend in person, join us at the Law Board Room at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (St Cross Building, St Cross Road, OX1 3UL, Oxford). If you would like to attend online, please register here.

Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Chile offers a synthesis of the main achievements and remaining challenges during the thirty years of transitional justice in Chile following the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. The Chilean experience provides useful comparative perspectives for researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and human rights activists involved in transitional justice processes around the world. The first chapter explains the theoretical foundations of human rights and transitional justice. The second chapter analyses the main historical milestones in Chile’s recent history that have defined the course of the transitional justice process. The following chapters provide an overview of the key elements of transitional justice in Chile: truth, reparation, memory, justice and guarantees of non-repetition.

Authors

Hugo Rojas is Lecturer in Sociology of Law and Human Rights at Alberto Hurtado University and Researcher at the Millennium Institute on Violence and Democracy. He has a DPhil in Sociology from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in Law, Anthropology & Society from LSE. His most recent books include Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Chile (with M. Shaftoe, Palgrave Macmillan 2022), Past Human Rights Violations and the Question of Indifference: The Case of Chile (Palgrave Macmillan 2022), Litigación Penal Estratégica en Juicios Orales (with R. Blanco, L. Moreno & M. Decap, Tirant lo Blanch 2021).

Miriam Shaftoe is Research Assistant at Alberto Hurtado University School of Law and the Millennium Institute on Violence and Democracy. She studied Social Sciences in Conflict Studies and Human Rights at the University of Ottawa and is co-author of Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Chile (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).

Discussant

Paula Molina is Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (Oxford), Harvard Nieman Fellow, Chilean radio and TV host, book author, and founder of innovative digital and legacy media projects, including the Chilean podcast platform, CooperativaPodcast. She contributes with the BBC.

Children’s Human Rights in the USA: Virtual conference

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The registration is open for the June 22-24, 2022 conference on Children’s Human Rights in the USA.  It is a virtual zoom conference with over 50 speakers that is sponsored by the Center for Childhood & Youth Studies at Salem State University, with co-sponsors such as Human Rights Educators USA, the Hope for Children CRC Policy Center, UNICEF USA, Child Fund Alliance, Child Welfare League of America, and others. This is a free conference via zoom but you must register.

Topics include safety, trauma, resilience, participation, health, education, law, mental health, gun control, special needs children, environment, and much more. For more information on the speakers and schedule: https://www.salemstate.edu/academics/centers/center-childhood-and-youth-studies/childrens-human-rights-usa

Continuing Education Credits are available.

To learn more about the importance of children’s human rights, please review the Children’s Human Rights Resource, Networking, and Learning Library: https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/GLKDXX