The World As It Could Be Institute

When: Saturday, March 17th
Time: 9:30 – 4:30 pm
Where: Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Oakland, CA
Cost: Free. Registration Required.

A day-long Institute by the World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program. Participants will learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and how to utilize the UDHR to take positive action to address issues of concern. Modeled after their successful 3-day Institutes, the program will combine fun and meaningful experiences with creative arts to encourage different ways to communicate and express ideas about human rights in our most immediate circles.

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Teaching the World Forum and Urban Teaching Matters Conference

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Where: The Academic Building,15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: $25

This ​year ​Teaching ​the ​World ​Forum ​is ​partnering ​with ​the ​GSE ​Urban ​Teaching ​Matters ​Conference ​and ​focusing ​on ​issues ​of ​education ​and ​equity ​in ​urban ​education ​and ​global ​education. ​ ​The ​2017-2018 ​academic ​year ​marks ​the ​inauguration ​of ​Rutgers ​GSE’s ​Urban ​and ​Social ​Justice ​Education ​Program, ​designed ​to ​develop ​teachers ​to ​be ​engaged ​in ​and ​committed ​to ​excellence, ​equity ​and ​social ​justice ​in ​their ​teaching ​practice. ​ ​As ​such, ​we ​decided ​to ​link ​our ​two ​conferences ​to ​offer ​exciting ​professional ​development ​opportunities ​aimed ​at ​fostering ​global ​citizenship ​within ​a ​social ​justice ​framework.

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Organizational Leadership for Human Rights & Social Justice

When: March 17th – March 18th
Time: Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Columbia University, New York, NY
Cost: $250

A two-day interactive workshop designed to strengthen participants’ professional leadership skills for work in the fields of human rights and social justice. Designed for staff and organizational leaders (including board members) in NGOs, grassroots organizations, networks, social movements, and donor agencies.

The workshop begins with ecosystem analysis in order for participants to identify and understand opportunities and challenges for effective action within their own organizations and other actors within broader social movements in human rights and social justice. It then moves into a more nuts and bolts focus on how to best design and implement human rights work. Covered topics include mission and goals, strategic planning, governance, horizontal management, organizational structures, working with donors and fundraising, partnerships, models of revenue generation, and measuring success.

Prior knowledge and experience in human rights is an asset, but not required to benefit from this workshop. Participants should have some previous professional experience, but current students are also welcome.

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Conference: Human Rights in a Time of Populism

When: March 23rd – March 24th
Time: Friday, 12-5 pm and Saturday, 9-5 pm
Where: Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 02138
Cost: Free and open to the public.

On March 23 -24, 2018, Harvard Law School will host a conference, Human Rights in a Time of Populism. The  multidisciplinary conference will discuss the challenges that current developments characterized as populist pose to the goals of the international human rights system, and more broadly the relationship between human rights and populism, and strategies for dealing with the current challenges.

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Call for papers – The Association of Human Rights Institutes Conference

The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), has issued a call for papers for its next research conference on the theme “Renewing Rights in a Time of Transition: 70 Years of the UDHR.”

Submission deadline: March 5. 

AHRI is a network of over 60 member institutions that carries out research and educational activities in the field of human rights.  Member institutions are from 33 different countries, including several U.S. members.  AHRI’s objective is to bring together human rights researchers from across the disciplines, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and collaboration, and to promote research, education and discussion in the field of human rights.

The 2018 AHRI Human Rights Research Conference will be hosted by the Global Justice Academy at the University of Edinburgh Law School in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 7-8 September 2018.

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Educators for Social Justice Conference

When: Saturday, February 24th
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Wydown Middle School, 6500 Wydown Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105
Cost: $10-$35

The theme of this years conference is “Building Counter-Narratives for Radical Healing and Hope.” Due to escalating incidents of violence, discrimination, and misrepresentations of truth, many of our children are in need of radical healing and hope. This year’s Educating for Change Conference seeks to hone our great power as educators to build counter-narratives, which disrupt misrepresentations that give voice to alternative facts. This project is historically urgent. Join us in our efforts to use counter-narratives as a tool for fostering hope and healing so that we may resist traditional domination, empower marginalized communities, and move toward sustainable solutions to today’s crises. Keynote speaker, Gholnecsar “Gholdy” Muhammad will be speaking on the intersection of history and language arts ​with a particular focus on the representation of young black women. ​