Congratulations 2019 Flowers Fund Grantees!

Every year, the Flowers Fund provides small grants to support innovation and mentorship in human rights education (HRE) in the United States. 
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HRE USA is pleased to announce this year’s Grantees:


NATHAN EMBRETSON
Arroyo High School, San Lorenzo, CA
Project: Podcasting for Social Justice” with ELL students exploring issues of immigration, education, and child rights through personal narratives and interviews with community members and families. 


BRIAN FARRELL
The University of Iowa, College of Law
Project: Workshop for college/university teachers from across the state of Iowa focused on integrating human rights into their curricula.

BAYARD NIELSEN
Notre Dame High School, San Jose, CA
Project: Transformation of interviews with day workers into bilingual narratives and superhero comic strips to be used to teach cultural differences and empathy.

SABRINA SANCHEZ
Human Rights Connected, Washington, DC
Project: A youth-centered human rights podcast that will explore the intersections of civil resistance, artivism and the role of youth in movements.

New HRE USA Regional Representative in Alabama

We are excited to welcome Angelica Brooks as the new Regional Representative for HRE USA in Alabama  

Angelica Brooks

As the Founder and Director of The Silent Voices Project in Montgomery, Alabama, Angelica has significant experience with Criminal Justice and Human Rights. She focuses on missing persons cases, cold cases, advocating for Human Rights, and raising Human Trafficking Awareness. She currently is working on her first novel, Deeper than the Crime, which focuses on criminology and victimology within the African American Culture. Angelica also participates and is an active member of Rapid Response Teams that conduct immediate searches of missing children in the area. Her hope is that with all of these organizations working together that we will get that much closer to making this world a better place.   

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HRE USA at National Council for Social Studies Conference

EVENT DETAILS: 
When: November 22 – 24, 2019
Where: Austin, Texas

HRE USA will be attending the National Council for Social Studies Conference in Austin, Texas from November 22-24, 2019.  

This annual conference is the largest annual gathering of K-12 social studies classroom teachers, college and university faculty members, curriculum designers and specialists, district and state social studies supervisors, international educators, and social studies discipline leaders. 

HRE USA will be at booth #718.  Stop by to check out our free resources and learn more about how you can get involved in HRE USA.

HRE USA will also be at multiple workshops, poster sessions, and co-hosting a reception with the NCSS HRE Community.

We hope to see you there!

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10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION

EVENT DETAILS: 
When: December 11-12
Where: Kathmandu University School of Law, Kathmandu, Nepal
Cost: $350 – Early Bird Rate (by October 30) $400 – regular rate.

The main theme of the 10th International Conference on Human Rights Education is “Human Rights in Academic Excellence, Technology and Artificial Intelligence.”  Other important areas that will be covered as sub-themes include:

  • Human Rights in academic Institutions; 
  • Human Rights in SDGs and Agenda 2030;
  • Human Rights and culture;
  • Human Rights in good governance, peace process, and justice.

This conference will also share Nepal’s human rights experience during the transition to democracy period and present Nepal’s achievements as one of the forerunners in Human Rights Education in South Asia.

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Webinar – Speaking Out As A Human Rights Educator

EVENT DETAILS: 

When: Wednesday, October 30
Time:  1:00 am – 2:00 pm EST
Where: Online Webinar
Cost: FREE

Description:
When should individual educators or educational institutions speak out regarding human rights issues?  Does your institution/human rights center have guidelines in place? Do you as an individual have a set of standards you consider when making these decisions?  We will hear from 2-3 individuals from different universities and then open the webinar up for discussion. 

If you are interested in participating as a featured presenter, please contact us at UCCHRE@gmail.com.  

Call-in Information:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/8058978214
Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16468769923,,8058978214#  or +16699006833,,8058978214#
Or Telephone: US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 805 897 8214
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/CaYPc

Participate in Unity Day to Stop Bullying

Unity Day is October 23, 2019Unity Day is the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month, a day to wear and share orange uniting for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. 

In-person bullying and cyberbullying continue to be serious, and potentially life-threatening for children and teenagers. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers a wide variety of resources for educators to in turn offer assistance to students to create an environment where students feel included, involved and invested.

K-12 educators can register to receive free online bullying prevention resources. These resources are designed for weekly presentations in a classroom or community setting, can be delivered with flexible timeframes and under 20 minutes, have new themes and lessons every month, and the easy-to-use and navigate resources are designated for elementary, middle school, and high school students. These resources are also available on mobile devices so educators can access them anywhere they go on smartphones and tablets.

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