HRE USA hosts and sponsors an array of workshops and webinars on human rights-related topics and issues for educators and advocates.
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Upcoming Webinars & Workshops
|WEDNESDAY, MAY 12|
11:30 – 12:30 ET
Decolonial human rights education: Changing the terms and content of conversations on human rights
Presenter: Anne Becker and Cornelia Roux, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Description: Who is included in the ‘Human’ of human rights education? This webinar draws on data from the research project Human rights literacy: Quest for meaning, led by Cornelia Roux and on a paper by Anne Becker to be published in HRER Volume 4(2). The presenters invite us to reflect on the terms and content of human rights education, and to consider what a decolonial HRE might look like. They will consider the terms of our conversations and reflect on principles, assumptions and rules of knowing. These terms and HRE content are interrelated and sustained by continual movement between them. Decoloniality resists global coloniality of power, ontologies and epistemologies which are consequences of colonisation. The session will examine the Eurocentric assumptions and principles which frequently serve as premise for human rights and human rights education, arguing that researchers and educators need to explore pluriversal knowledges of human rights and problematising the Human of human rights. They will conclude with some thoughts on decolonising human rights education. Anne Becker’s paper can be read here