HRE USA’s regional chapters coordinate human rights education activities and communicate with members and organizational partners in their areas. Contact the representative nearest you with your questions, concerns, and information to share about your human rights education activities.
Violette Rodriguez Sofaer coordinates HRE USA’s regional chapters across the nation. Regional Representatives are very involved in HRE advocacy, serve on HRE USA committees as well as on the Board of Directors for local and national organizations working in the area of human rights.
In 2017 HRE USA regional chapters:
- Hosted a Symposium on Engaged Scholarship: Education as Activism: The Role of Educators, Counselors, and Scholars (Northern California)
- Co-led a Human Rights Advocacy workshop with United Nations Association, San Francisco State University Chapter (Northern California)
- Offered three interactive sessions on human rights education in partnership with Amnesty International USA (New York City)
- Hosted Screening of Dolores! for students and faculty of Thurgood Marshall Academy (Washington, DC)
- Contributed to the education section of the 2017 Human Rights City Report (Washington, DC)
- Testified before the DC State Board of Education and DC Council Education Committee on revising the district’s Social Studies Standards. (Washington, DC)
- Facilitated HRE workshops for students and training for teachers and coordinated the Human Rights Academy High School (Hawaii)
- Ensured HRE USA had a visible presence at the national NCSS conference and other events locally and nationally (Southwest region)
- Worked in partnership with local universities to change discipline policies in schools in the state. (Virginia)
HRE USA New York offered three interactive sessions on human rights education in early 2017. Participants explored multiple topics and discussed how they use education to encourage action on human rights; through art, UN efforts, higher education, NGOs, professional networks, and research & evaluation. Sessions were hosted at Amnesty International USA’s offices in NYC.
HRE USA San Francisco co-sponsored a book talk and signing event for author Lauren Markham’s recent book, The Faraway Brothers about two undocumented students.