Summer Institute – Climate Change Education

EVENT DETAILS: 
When: July 28-30, 2021
Where: Virtual
Cost: $250
Scholarships available

Description:
Join Climate Generation for a virtual conference on climate change education with educators from across the country! Gain the skills, tools, and resources to teach climate change in all subject areas.  This three-day Institute is structured to allow time for learning and national networking on the first and last days. Educators will attend a regional cohort workshop facilitated by a regional cohort leader on the second day to focus on place-based climate change education and the need for ongoing support throughout the year. This small group of 20-50 educators will explore local impacts, actionable solutions, connections to local experts, and planning and networking. All aspects of the Institute will be held virtually.

Teaching for Racial Justice

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Time: 
1 – 2 pm ET
Location: 
Virtual Webinar
Cost: 
FREE

Presenter: Justin Hansford, Executive Director, Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, Howard University.

Description:
Justin Hansford will discuss his experience in community-based legal advocacy and address how he incorporates his practitioner experience into his teaching and scholarship. Hansford worked to empower the Ferguson community through community based legal advocacy. He co-authored the Ferguson to Geneva human rights shadow report and accompanied the Ferguson protesters and Mike Brown’s family to Geneva, Switzerland, to testify at the United Nations. He has served as a policy advisor for proposed post-Ferguson reforms at the local, state, and federal level, testifying before the Ferguson Commission, the Missouri Advisory Committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission, the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

This event is part of a spring webinar series sponsored by the University and College Consortium for Human Rights Education (UCCHRE) and HRE USA.

Celebrating and Defending Trans Lives in the Classroom and Beyond

Date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Time: 
4 – 5 pm ET
Location: 
Virtual
Cost: 
FREE

In the first few months of 2021 alone, trans youth have been the target of efforts to restrict or eliminate LGBTQ rights. Whether it’s banning trans athletes from competing in school sports or prohibiting gender-affirming health care, these bills have brought the culture wars to our classrooms like never before and send a dangerous message to trans and nonbinary kids who have long struggled to find acceptance and understanding to live as their authentic selves.

Ahead of Transgender Day of Visibility next week, RFK Human Rights and the Human Rights Campaign have launched a new trans rights lesson plan that provides teachers with the compelling material they need to help students become better allies of and co-conspirators with the LGBTQ community.

Join them on April 2 for a deeper dive into the need for trans rights education during a virtual panel event featuring a host of activists and educators. Panelists will discuss the urgent need for trans rights education that centers and celebrates LGBTQ lives and how we can equip educators and students to become better advocates for this community through resources, empowerment, and support.

End Gun Violence

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time: 
8 – 9 pm
Location: 
Virtual
Cost: 
FREE

Description:

It’s been 3 years since the March For Our Lives and the work to end gun violence is as relevant today as ever with 9 mass shootings in the past week – a painful reminder that we don’t have the luxury to celebrate progress.

Today March for a Lives is a powerful movement that continues to fight to end gun violence, with an expanded view of how we achieve a better world.

Learn how you can get involved – join an open call with March for Our Lives at 8PM ET tonight on Twitter and Facebook to look at how far we’ve come, and talk about what’s coming next.

Human Rights Forum: Female Voices, Justice, And Hope

Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Time:
10 – 11 am (Central)
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
FREE

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Description:
In celebration of Women’s History month, CGS-Minnesota presents this uplifting program featuring women and girls dedicated to empowering women to achieve their full potential. Speakers include:

Melissa Nambangi is recognized as a community leader through her strong advocacy on behalf of African women. Originally from Cameroon, she speaks French and English fluently and understands the struggles that African females face in acculturating to American society. She was a renowned journalist/news anchor on Cameroonian television and a Hubert Humphrey International Fellow at the U. of M. She earned her Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Minnesota. After serving as a Women’s Advocate in shelters for victims of domestic violence around the Twin Cities, she created the Minnesota African Women’s Association, MAWA, in 2002. 

Javaria Tareen is a Communications Specialist, Journalist, Legal Expert and Social Activist from Balochistan Pakistan. She has Master’s Degree in Mass Communication, International Relations and, is also a Law graduate. She is also a recipient of 3 Fulbright scholarships. Currently CEO of the BIRD, and serves on several significant official Pakistan government Task Forces and Agencies, such as Technical Advisor to Chief Minister Balochistan, Chairperson of Trade Corporation of Pakistan, Balochistan Programme Coordinator for the Prime Minister’s Task Force on the Knowledge-Economy 

Coco Leonard is a high school junior and the co-founder of the nonprofit Dynamic Champions of Sisterhood nonprofit, which strives to foster girls to be the empowered leaders of our future and to change how they feel about themselves so that we can solve the issues of today. Coco has been a Youth in Government’s Model Assembly appoint official for three consecutive years, and participating in Model United Nations for three years. 

Sunny Leonard is a young activist who is passionate about women’s empowerment, the environment, and mental health issues. She is co-founder of the nonprofit Dynamic Champions of Sisterhood nonprofit, a virtual book club that empowers girls to change the world. 

Daisy Leonard is co-founder of the Dynamic Champions of Sisterhood nonprofit and holds leadership positions involved in human rights, activism, interfaith, and female empowerment. Her ultimate goal is to empower young girls worldwide to have the skills, confidence, and ability to join the world’s conversations and create a long-term impact in their own communities. Daisy speaks English and Chinese. 

Webinar: How is preservice HRE taught in the United States?

EVENT DETAILS: 
When: Monday, April 19, 2021
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm ET
Where: Zoom
Cost: FREE

Presenter: Kaylee Bradford, Columbia University

Description: This presentation will discuss how preservice HRE is currently being taught in the United States and to what extent these courses incorporate ‘good practices’ recommended in the field. It will also elaborate on current opportunities and challenges for HRE integration into teacher education programs. Following the presentation, there will be an open discussion with the purpose of identifying our next steps to equipping future teachers with HRE competencies. 

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This event is presented by HRE USAUCCHRE, and the NCSS HRE Community.

“I am not a human rights person, but…”

EVENT DETAILS: 
When: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Where: Zoom
Cost: FREE

Description:
This panel, sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, explores the potential to widen the conversation about rights to engage with and learn from the many scholars, students, and practitioners who work on “human rights adjacent” topics of peace, personal security and dignity, humanitarian action, and social and economic justice without adopting a conceptual rights frame or a conventional rights activist method. Panelists:

  • Moderator: Jack Lewis Snyder, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University
  • Séverine Autesserre, Professor, Department of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Mark Mazower, Ira D. Wallach Professor of History, Department of History, Columbia University
  • Michael Doyle, University Professor, Columbia University

Human Rights Webinar with President Boris Tadić, Serbia

EVENT DETAILS: 
When: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am EST
Where: Virtual
Cost: FREE

Description:
This event presented by the Speak Truth to Power (STTP) team at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Nizami Ganjavi International Center will feature President Boris Tadić, Serbia. The webinar is part of a series with world leaders discussing the need for international dialogue, understanding, learning, and human rights advocacy.

Boris Tadić served as president of Serbia from 2004 to 2012. He was elected to his first term on June 27, 2004, when Serbia was part of Serbia and Montenegro, and he was re-elected on February 3, 2008, this time as president of an independent Serbia. While in office, Tadić worked toward reconciliation of the former Yugoslav countries, to heal the fallout from the wars of the 1990s. Prior to his presidency, Tadić, a psychologist, served as the last minister of telecommunications of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and as the first minister of defense of Serbia and Montenegro.

Women as Activists: How, Where, & Why We Act

EVENT DETAILS: 
When: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm ET
Where: Zoom
Cost: FREE

Description:
Join the Social Science Education Consortium as they engage with five recently published authors about their work with women in various educational arenas. Participants will hear from a distinguished panel of scholars on topics ranging from women in the social studies curriculum to feminist teachers, to how students engage with feminism as part of the curriculum. Featuring:

  • Dr. Kathyrn Engebretson, Indiana University (Moderator)
  • Dr. Jessica Ferreras-Stone, Western Washington University
  • Dr. Lauren Colley, University of Cincinnati
  • Dr. Kaylene Stevens, Boston University
  • Dr. Christopher Martell, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Photos of Featured Speakers: Dr. Jessica Ferreras-Stone, Western Washington University
Dr. Lauren Colley, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Kaylene Stevens, Boston University
Dr. Christopher Martell, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Talk Climate Institute

EVENT DETAILS: 
When: March 23 – 24, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm CST
Where: Virtual
Cost: $200
Scholarships available

Description:
The Talk Climate Institute will deepen your understanding of climate change in an era of disinformation. This transformative two-day experience will take you beyond your computer screen for intentional reflection and active listening, tapping into creativity and building community together.