When: Friday, April 6th, 2018 9:30 – 4:00 pm
Where: United Nations Headquarters, First Avenue and 45th Street, New York, NY 10017
Registration is now open for the 2018 Committee on Teaching about the United Nations (CTAUN) Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Stepping Up to Protect the World’s Children.” This all day conference This all-day conference will shed light on some of the serious challenges faced by children worldwide, has well as by children in our own communities. We will look at what can be and is being done at the UN, by NGOs, by educators and others, including children themselves, to help them overcome and rise above these most difficult circumstances.
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Interested in exploring how to advance human rights education across university and college communities? Join this online discussion entitled, “Education for Human Rights: Attitudes, Values and Activism” hosted by the University and College Consortium for Human Rights Education (UCCHRE).
Facing History and Ourselves has a full list of interesting webinars this month. Sign up today to get introduced to new content and teaching strategies and to engage with other educators and Facing History staff.
Identity, Race, and the Classroom
One of the greatest challenges facing educators today is how to navigate conversations about race in this volatile social and political moment. Central to the conversations are issues of identity, both for educators and their students. This webinar is held in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
Holocaust and Human Behavior Webinar Series
Facing History recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled in a single resource. Join us for a three-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!
Teaching about UNESCO
This webinar will focus on teaching about UNESCO and understanding its mission, its relationship to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the implications of the United States’ decision to withdraw from the organization.
Navigating Difficult Conversations: Gender Identity and the Classroom
In this webinar, we will discuss how to facilitate thoughtful classroom conversations about gender identity so that open and respectful dialogue can happen in your classes.
Teaching the Atrocities at Nanjing: Commemorating the 80th Anniversary
To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Atrocities, Facing History and Ourselves will offer a webinar introducing our resource: The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War
. The same webinar will be run twice, at two different times of the day, in an effort to support educators in different time zones.
When: Saturday October 14, 2017
Where: Woodstock Union High School Woodstock, Vermont
Cost: $10-20 sliding-scale registration fee includes breakfast
On 5 May of this year, the Vermont legislature adopted a concurrent resolution “designating October 16, 2017 as John Brown Day in Vermont.” To commemorate the day, the Woodstock Social Justice Initiative is hosting a Brown celebration and anti-racism event in Woodstock, Vermont on the October 14th aimed at empowering community members with the understanding and tools needed to take action against racism. Several renowned experts on Brown, abolitionism and anti-abolitionism in Vermont and New Hampshire will be presenting, as will local educators who will demonstrate how they teach about Brown and other controversial figures.
Continuing education credits will be available.
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When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00 AM – Sun , October 15, 2017 2:00 PM
Where: International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 1201
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University is holding a two-day interactive workshop designed to help: build your knowledge of human rights, develop skills to teach human rights to your students, and build/strengthen your capacity to promote respect and empathy within your school or community.