HRE USA Human Rights Day Celebration – advanced registration

Every year on December 10th the world celebrates Human Rights Day – the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

We will celebrate human rights education impacts in 2022 and look forward towards activities for the 75th anniversary of the UDHR in the coming year. We will hear from and recognize honorees of our 2022 Impact Award, Edward O’Brien Award, and UCCHRE Award. 

December 9, 2022 at 4-5 pm ET

More details to follow! 

>> Advanced registration

Ignite and Unite for Human Rights – HRE USA annual giving campaign

Youth and educators need knowledge, skills, and support to defend human rights and democracy in this country. 

Human Rights Educators USA is a collaborative network to learn, teach, organize, advocate, and innovate for human rights education in the United States. 

We are calling on you to ignite and unite for human rights! 

We depend on thousands of volunteer hours every year and generous contributions from members and supporters. To sustain this vibrant and essential network, we aim to raise $10,000 by Human Rights Day 2022! 

This is how you can support: 

Ignite our campaign by donating here

Unite by joining our membership here 

Share this with your family and friends to magnify our efforts! 

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on December 9th at 4 pm ET at our Human Rights Day Celebration

Stoking the Fire of Creative Resistance, a professional development workshop for educators, activists, and artists

December 3, 2022 | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | BCNY Gerry Clubhouse: 321 E 111th St, New York, NY 10029

Sponsored by Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE), this full-day interactive, participatory arts workshop is recommended for: teachers, educators, non-profit leaders, artists, activists, social workers, youth leaders, teaching artists, and others!

Workshop registration and light breakfast will start at 9:30am. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch, but snacks will be served. As a follow-up to this workshop, we’ll be offering an optional, virtual check-in to put into practice what we’ve learned together.

For more information, including registration information, please see this website page:

Congratulations to the 2022 O’Brien Award Winner, Susan Katz!

2022 O’Brien Award for Individual Achievement

Susan Katz’s personal commitment to HRE as a scholar, an advocate, and an activist has inspired a generation of students and established a rooted academic program that has deeply influenced HRE across the United States. She co-founded the first graduate program in HRE in the USA. which has served as a training ground for both activists, who bring human rights to their communities and classrooms, and professionals in the field, who have themselves become leaders and innovative researchers. USF began its doctoral concentration in HRE within the Department of International and Multicultural Education 15 years ago and launched a first-of-its kind Masters of Arts Degree Program in HRE in 2013

One nominator has said of her, “Susan Katz’s … passion for HRE is infectious. … [S]he has used her tremendous passion, energy, and experience as an organizer to advance HRE at the University of San Francisco and within academia in the US.” Another nominator emphasized her significant contribution as a catalyst for furthering HRE locally, nationally, and internationally, her influence in legitimizing HRE within the broader discipline of educatioal research, and her dynamic pedagogy and ground-breaking scholarship. Her co-edited book, Bringing Human Rights Education to U.S. Classrooms: Exemplary Models from Elementary Grades through University, (Palgrave McMillan, 2015) has become a classic in the field.

HRE USA is proud to honor Susan Katz for her commitment and service to human rights education in the United States. 

Learn more about:

Dr. Susan Katz:

HRE USA TAAS Series: Incorporating Human Rights in the Classroom


Saturday, November 19, 2022

11:00-1:00pm ET


Kaylee Bradford

Kaylee Taylor Bradford is a global educator with over eight years of international training experience. She has a M.A. in International Educational Development from Columbia University, specializing in Peace and Human Rights Education. Throughout her career, she has worked in a variety of sectors including human trafficking prevention, refugee education, substance abuse rehabilitation, and research management. She is currently an independent educational consultant assisting a variety of organizations with curriculum development, teacher training, research, monitoring, and evaluation. Kaylee focuses her research on preservice HRE for teachers in the United States and currently serves as a Professional Development Consultant for HRE USA, leading their organizational training and resource development efforts. 

Elana Haviv is the Founder and Executive Director of Generation Human Rights, Inc. She designs human rights education programs that include innovative multi-disciplinary curricula for children, youth and teachers in schools, refugee settings and humanitarian emergencies in the US and abroad. The programs enable youth to develop the skills they need to live informed and engaged lives as they navigate the circumstances of the world around them. She contracts independently with international agencies as a policy and curriculum writer around human rights issues. Most recently she worked on the Addressing anti-Semitism through Education: Guidelines for Policymakers for UNESCO and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. She holds a Masters of Historiography in Education from Antioch University and is an oral history fellow at Columbia University. She is currently a doctoral student in Leadership and Change. (Santa Fe, NM)

Sandy Sohcot is Director and originator of The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program. Sandy holds a California Lifetime Teaching Credential. In July 2001, Sandy became Executive Director of the Rex Foundation and served as in that capacity through 2013, to help renew the Foundation in the absence of direct Grateful Dead concert funding. In 2006, as part of her work, Sandy developed The World As It Could Be initiative to raise awareness about the human rights framework. The initial work evolved to become a full program with curriculum that includes the creative arts as a vital part of teaching about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since January 2014, Sandy has been Director of TWAICB, now a program of the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ ActivitiesLeague (DSAL). Sandy has been active in the small business and women’s communities of San Francisco. She co-founded the Women’s Leadership Alliance, and is past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. In July 1999, the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women honored Sandy with their Women Who Make a Difference Award. Sandy served as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission 2004 –2008.