2021 Othering & Belonging Conference: Risk and the Courage to Bridge

Registration is open for the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference: Risk and the Courage to Bridge,  that will take place online on October 18 and 19, 2021.

Can we bridge in the context of power imbalances? Is there such a thing as a bridge too far? What are alternatives to writing people and groups off as irredeemable? How can bridging help us transform structures that systemically marginalize people because of their race, disabilities or other categories?

Webinar: How might universities teach about, through and for human rights?

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

– Human Rights in Indian Social Work Education

Workshop: unMASKing: The Pandemic Curriculum

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When: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Time: 10 am – 12 pm  ET
Where: Live Stream
Cost: FREE

Description:
GenHR is co-organizing a free, online teacher training workshop for unMASKing: The Pandemic Curriculum> Learn more >> Register” target=”_blank”>Generation Human Rights (GenHR) and Human Rights Education Associates (HREA), in association with VII Photo Agency, have collaborated to develop an online, multimedia, open-sourced curriculum designed for youth in grades eight through twelve. The curriculum provides teachers with a roadmap to guide students, in a supportive and inclusive way, as they explore the local and global impacts of COVID-19, share their personal experiences, and process-related human rights issues.

The program is open to educators, parents, and administrators in all settings (classrooms, organizations, and homes).

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Drumbeat 2021: The US Human Rights Network Virtual Gathering

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When: September 1-3, 2021
Where: Live Stream
Cost: FREE

Description:

The theme of this year’s USHRN National Gathering, DRUM BEAT 21, is: “Human Rights Here! Human Rights Now!”, circling up not only all our people but our interconnected issues, with a human rights framework and racial justice lens. It’s fitting that DRUM BEAT 21 aligns with the 20th anniversary month of the World Conference in Durban, South Africa, and a current moment in time when the eyes of the world are on law enforcement’s role in ongoing Black and Indigenous genocide, extraction, and exploitation – across the U.S. and all around the globe.

DRUM BEAT 21 will bring member direct-action campaigns’ learnings to the forefront, exploring how each has benefited from applying 1) human rights principles to its internal workings, and 2) international standards and mechanisms to hold their targets to account for minding human rights priorities in policies, budgets, and practices. We will leave with stronger shared analysis, language, tools, and energy for supporting each other’s human rights demands, and living human rights every day, unequivocally.

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Webinar with Kathryn Sikkink, Harvard Kennedy School

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When: Monday, August 2, 2021
Time:  1pm – 2:10 pm ET
Where: Live Stream
Cost: FREE

Description:
You are warmly invited to join the keynote address of Dr. Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, which will take place at the annual meeting of the University and Community Consortium for Human Rights Education (UCCHRE). Faculty and staff of higher education institutions are welcome to attend the annual meeting as well, which will immediately follow the presentation. 

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Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture

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When: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (CET – Central European Time)
Where: Live Stream on Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/centreforhumanrights
Cost: FREE

Description:
As part of the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, the second Annual
Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture will focus on the theme of contemporary forms of racial
discrimination. The lecture is held in collaboration with the African Group of Ambassadors in Geneva. The lecture will be presented online and will reflect on the achievements and remaining challenges of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action. 

The World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (WCAR) was held in 2001 in Durban, South Africa. Its outcome document, the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action was the foremost mechanism which would serve towards bringing the international community towards speaking with a single voice emphasising that such intolerance would not be acceptable.

National Teachers Law School – Navigating Social Justice and Democracy in Classrooms

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When: July 28-29, 2021
Where: Live Stream
Cost: FREE

Description:
The National Teachers Law School is a crash course in civics for teachers, led by experienced lawyers, law professors, and members of the judiciary. The ultimate goal of the program is to equip teachers with the knowledge and tools to foster an appreciation among their students for the value of the American civil and criminal legal systems. This is a free two-day webinar.

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Teaching Black History Conference

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When: July 23-25
Time: 8 am – 4 pm CT
Where: Live Stream
Cost: $99

Description:
Over 60 presentations from K-12 educators around the world!  Mark your calendars for the virtual 2021 Teaching Black History Conference! This year’s conference will honor the men and women of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street (coined by Booker T. Washington) as well as other Black communities that gained economic independence along with those who were victimized by racial violence.

Carter Center’s Annual Teaching Black History Conference brings together educators who seek transformative and engaging ways to teach PK-12 Black history in both history and humanities courses. Teachers gain tangible strategies to incorporate in their classrooms that focus on content and pedagogy, active learning, support and collaboration, and instructional approaches.

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