HRE USA Committees and Working Groups

Members can easily become part of the growing Human Rights Education movement in the USA by joining one of HRE USA’s organizing committees:


Collaborative Action, Policy and Advocacy Committee
This committee develops, reviews, and undertakes collaborative action projects in conjunction with HRE USA partner organizations. Projects include submitting shadow reports on HRE in the US to the United Nations, developing a HRE Curriculum Guide, and actively advocating US states to integrate HRE into education standards. CAPAC meets by teleconference, for one hour on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm EST.
>> For more information or to join, please contact: Adam Stone


Membership Committee 
This committee develops ongoing strategies to engage and grow the involvement of HRE USA individual and organizational members. This includes outreach to regional representative groups, management of the HRE resource library, and communication on how to get involved within the network. The Membership Committee meets by teleconference for one hour on the third Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm EST.
>> For more information or to join, please contact: Kirby Edmonds


Development Committee 
This committee develops and carries out the fundraising goals of HRE USA including establishing relationships with and soliciting funding from prospective donors, identifying and submitting grants, and cultivating major gifts prospects for the organization. The Development Committee meets by teleconference for one hour on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm EST.
>> For more information or to join, please contact: Sandy Sohcot


Edward O’Brien Award Committee 
This committee is responsible for administering and selecting the recipients of the annual Edward O’Brien Human Rights Education Award for recognition of an outstanding contribution to human rights education in the United States. The committee meets periodically as necessary.
>> For more information or to join, please contact: Nancy Flowers


Flowers Fund Grants Committee 
This committee is responsible for administering and selecting recipients for the annual Flowers Fund small grants that support innovation and mentorship in human rights education (HRE) in the United States. The fund aims to encourage new philosophic and theoretical thinking, new pedagogies, and new outreach methods for HRE, as well as emerging leadership in the field.
>> For more information or to join, please contact: Emily Farell


Convention on the Rights of the Child Working Group
This group is working to galvanize support towards the long-term goal of U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the short-term goal of the endorsement of the CRC at state, local, and school district levels, and the overall goal to increase awareness of the importance of the CRC and how the U.S. falls short in fulfilling the rights of the child.
>> For more information or to join, please contact: Benil Mostafa