News & Updates

HRE USA Reception & O’Brien Awards Gala

EVENT DETAILS: 

When: Friday, November 22
Time:  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Roosevelt House, The Four Freedoms Room, 47-49 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065
Cost: FREE

Human Rights Educators USA (HRE USA) cordially invites you to a reception to celebrate the 2019 winners of the Edward O’Brien Award for Human Rights Education: Monica Curca of Activate Labs and the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center (HHREC). HRE USA will also recognize David Shiman with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades of dedication, innovation, and mentorship in advancing human rights education. >> Learn more about the 2019 O’Brien award winners

 The program will begin at 6 pm. Please RSVP by November 20th

>> RSVP to the event
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This event is co-hosted by the University and College Consortium for Human Rights Education and the Roosevelt House Human Rights Education Program at Hunter College

The O’Brien Award was established in 2015 in memory of Edward O’Brien, pioneer human rights educator, to recognize both an individual and an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to human rights education in the United States. 

HRE USA @ NCSS in Austin, TX

HRE USA is excited to attend the upcoming National Council for Social Studies Conference in Austin, Texas from November 22-24, 2019.

VISIT BOOTH #718

Come find us at at booth #718.  Stop by to check out our free resources including posters, human rights booklets, and see the winning art from our recent human rights poster contest.


Attend an HRE USA Event

HRE USA members and founders are leading multiple workshops and poster sessions. We are also co-hosting a reception with the NCSS HRE Community. Check out the events below:

A CALL TO ACTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
Friday, November 22 9:50 am to 10:45 am |  Ballroom A Level 1 
Join educators and youth leaders to celebrate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and explore a toolkit and curriculum resources to take action in local communities.
Presenters: Page Hersey, Touro University California; Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, HRE-USA; Glenn Mitoma, University of Connecticut; George Holden, Southern Methodist University

COMMUNITY SHOWCASE
Friday, November 22, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm & Saturday, 11:35 am to 12:35 pm| Ballroom Pre-function Area, Level 4
The NCSS Human Rights Education Community will participate in both Community Showcases held over the lunch hour on Friday and Saturday, The Community Showcases provide an opportunity to meet leaders within NCSS and HRE USA who are promoting human rights education on a national level. Get the latest updates from the HRE Community,  classroom materials, and links to HRE resources.

NCSS HRE COMMUNITY BUSINESS MEETING
Saturday, November 23, 9:35 am to 10:30 am | Room 309, 3rd Floor, Marriott
The NCSS Human Rights Education Community will hold its business meeting at this time. All conference attendees who are interested in human rights education are strongly encouraged to attend. They are looking for active members and community leaders – to help plan how to build awareness of human rights in our schools and communities, especially human rights affecting children and begin preparations for NCSS 2020.

HUMAN RIGHTS AT THE U.S./MEXICO BORDER: LEGAL CHALLENGES & HUMAN COSTS
 Saturday, November 23, 3:05 pm to 4:00 pm |  Ballroom F Level 4
Human rights and humanitarian laws call on governments to protect children regardless of their civil status. Yet child refugees, migrant children and children living in immigrant families threatened with deportation continue to experience physical and psychological trauma. What are the consequences–for the children, their families and our national integrity? What lessons are being taught and learned along the border?
Presenters: Luiz Zayas, Dean, University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work; Robert Lee Sutherland, Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy; Elissa Steglich, Professor of Immigration Law, University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Sponsored by the NCSS HRE Community.

NCSS HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION COMMUNITY RECEPTION
Saturday, November 23, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm | Level 3 Room 5c
oin Human Rights Educators USA and the NCSS Human Rights Education Community at their annual reception. Meet and greet with our honorees, speakers, guests. Free light refreshments and no-host bar.

The reception will recognize and honor the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at University of Texas at Austin.

CREATIVITY, CONVERSATION, CULTURE: BUILDING AN IMMIGRANT RIGHTS CLASSROOM THROUGH ART
Sunday, November 24, 9:45 am to 11:15 am | Room 12A Level 4
Through the examination of art, educators will explore how to frame conversations in their classrooms to prepare students to better understand immigration and validate the experiences of immigrant students.
Presenter: Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario, HRE USA, Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE), Brooklyn, NY


Partner Events

HRE @ NCSS 2019 GUIDE
As you are filling out your schedule of “can’t miss” presentations and programs at NCSS 2019, please check out this guide to the human rights-related presentations put together by NCSS Human Rights Education Community Chair, Rosemary Blanchard.

Show Your Support For Children’s Rights!

As part of the Every Child, Every Right Campaign in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), HRE USA invites you to upload and share a short video answering the question:

Why is the CRC important to you and/or your community?
or
What actions are you and/or your community taking to support the CRC?

Please share any thoughts, actions, or ideas that will inspire others to promote children’s rights!  Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes.

>> Learn more

Congratulations 2019 Flowers Fund Grantees!

Every year, the Flowers Fund provides small grants to support innovation and mentorship in human rights education (HRE) in the United States. 
>> Learn more

HRE USA is pleased to announce this year’s Grantees:


NATHAN EMBRETSON
Arroyo High School, San Lorenzo, CA
Project: Podcasting for Social Justice” with ELL students exploring issues of immigration, education, and child rights through personal narratives and interviews with community members and families. 


BRIAN FARRELL
The University of Iowa, College of Law
Project: Workshop for college/university teachers from across the state of Iowa focused on integrating human rights into their curricula.

BAYARD NIELSEN
Notre Dame High School, San Jose, CA
Project: Transformation of interviews with day workers into bilingual narratives and superhero comic strips to be used to teach cultural differences and empathy.

SABRINA SANCHEZ
Human Rights Connected, Washington, DC
Project: A youth-centered human rights podcast that will explore the intersections of civil resistance, artivism and the role of youth in movements.

New HRE USA Regional Representative in Alabama

We are excited to welcome Angelica Brooks as the new Regional Representative for HRE USA in Alabama  

Angelica Brooks

As the Founder and Director of The Silent Voices Project in Montgomery, Alabama, Angelica has significant experience with Criminal Justice and Human Rights. She focuses on missing persons cases, cold cases, advocating for Human Rights, and raising Human Trafficking Awareness. She currently is working on her first novel, Deeper than the Crime, which focuses on criminology and victimology within the African American Culture. Angelica also participates and is an active member of Rapid Response Teams that conduct immediate searches of missing children in the area. Her hope is that with all of these organizations working together that we will get that much closer to making this world a better place.   

>> Learn about HRE USA’s Regional Chapters

10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION

EVENT DETAILS: 
When: December 11-12
Where: Kathmandu University School of Law, Kathmandu, Nepal
Cost: $350 – Early Bird Rate (by October 30) $400 – regular rate.

The main theme of the 10th International Conference on Human Rights Education is “Human Rights in Academic Excellence, Technology and Artificial Intelligence.”  Other important areas that will be covered as sub-themes include:

  • Human Rights in academic Institutions; 
  • Human Rights in SDGs and Agenda 2030;
  • Human Rights and culture;
  • Human Rights in good governance, peace process, and justice.

This conference will also share Nepal’s human rights experience during the transition to democracy period and present Nepal’s achievements as one of the forerunners in Human Rights Education in South Asia.

>> Learn more and register