GRANTEE: NATALIA SANTOS OROZCO, Ph.D.
University of Puerto Rico
The support from the Flower Fund will support the “Feeling-Thinking Human Rights Literary Contest.” It would be very beneficial for the promotion of the goals of the programs: the Minor in Human Rights of the Bachelor of General Studies and the Department of Spanish of the University of Puerto Rico’s College of General Studies. These goals include education, promotion, and formation in human rights, as well as the cultivation of creativity.
GRANTEES: MICHAEL BUCKLEY, Ph.D. AND DAVID FLETCHER, Ph.D.
The Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies, Lehman College
Our project is to help high schools around New York City establish student-led human rights clubs. The goal is to create service-learning opportunities for students to reflect on and contribute to remedying local human rights injustices. Service-learning is a form of experiential learning in which students acquire and apply the skills needed to identify urgent community needs. In the process, they learn leadership skills, develop cultural and racial understandings, and practice civic engagement. Their work also alerts teachers, scholars, and grassroots organizers to emerging injustices. Lehman College has, through conferences and educational programs, created a loose network of restorative justice practitioners and educators. Lehman’s Department of Middle and High School Education and the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies aims to strengthen this network and collaborate with human rights clubs and their respective schools to address ongoing and emerging educational injustices in NYC.