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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Teaching for Equity and Justice Summit

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When: July 13-15
Time: 11:30 – 4:30 ET
Where: Live Stream
Cost: $50

Description:
This summit organized by Facing History and Ourselves aims to support educators and school leaders both individually and collectively as they move to culturally inclusive and equitable practices where all students can find their voice, become critical thinkers, and are fully engaged in their education.

Across the country, educators and administrators are acknowledging that schools themselves—both the practice of schooling and the outcomes students are achieving—are not equitable across lines of race and class. Facing History and Ourselves has designed a professional development model to help educators address these troubling and historically rooted disparities.

Through interactive and critically conscious pedagogy, educators will examine the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and gain the tools necessary to address these barriers to equity. This summit will feature a live keynote presentation by Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, author of Cultivating Genius, focusing on culturally and historically responsive literacy.

Participants will receive 15 professional development hours.

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FREE Training: Restorative Justice in our Schools: Building Sustainable, Community-Based Solutions to Conflict and Harm

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When: Tuesdays, July 20, July 27, and August 3, 2021
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Where:  Online
Cost: FREE

Description:
The free weekly workshops, led by Cymone Fuller and Sia Henry of the Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice, will explore how educators can bring restorative justice practices and human rights principles into the classroom—modeling alternatives to punishment, including mediation and agreement, that allow students to develop deeper empathy, patience, active listening skills, ownership over their learning environment, and responsible decision making to support their social-emotional wellbeing for years and decades to come.

The three-part training series will feature local community leaders and human rights defenders who have put these principles into practice in their work to combat racial and ethnic disparities inside the classroom and in their communities. Educators will learn how restorative justice practices can be applied to end the school-to-prison pipeline and improve community well-being.

You can choose to attend one or more of the upcoming sessions:

July 20, 2021: 1st session – Restorative Justice Frameworks and Paradigms
July 27, 2021: 2nd session – Building a Restorative Space in Your Community and School
August 3, 2021: 3rd Session – Stories of Human Rights Defenders Impacted by Restorative Justice

For more information on the restorative justice training series, visit RFKHumanRights.org or email osterndorf@rfkhumanrights.org.

Combating Human Trafficking: A Conversation With UN Special Rapporteur Siobhán Mullally

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When: Wednesday June 30, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET  
Where: Live Stream on Zoom
Cost: FREE

Description: Human trafficking is a widespread, global issue impacting millions. It’s victims – nearly 75% of whom are female – are most often trafficked for sexual exploitation or forced labor. Over the past two decades, the United Nations has taken important steps to define and counter trafficking. Join us for a conversation with current UN Special Rapporteur Siobhán Mullally about the nature of trafficking, the global response, and the emerging issues she sees in her work.

This event is sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights.

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Webinar: When South African Apartheid Was Overthrown – Lessons for BLM

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When: Monday, June 7, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ET  
Where: Live Stream
Cost: FREE

Description:
Gerald Lenoir, a veteran organizer of the anti-apartheid movement in the United States and an organizer for racial justice today, will share lessons from the movement that helped bring down apartheid to help us better understand how to teach — and participate in — the ongoing Black Freedom Struggle.

This webinar is part of the series entitled, “Teach the Black Freedom Struggle” is hosted by the Zinn Education project and features leading historians from across the country. The classes are held at least once a month on Mondays at 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET for 75 minutes. In each session, the historian is interviewed by a teacher and breakout rooms allow participants (in small groups) to meet each other, discuss the content, and share teaching ideas.

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