Train-the-Trainers: Human Rights Education
A NATIONAL TRAINING-OF-TRAINERS WORKSHOP: HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES
AUGUST 7-11, 2002
HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
WHO SHOULD APPLY:
Educators, students, community organizers, social activists, or those
engaged in human rights training in the United States.
? To enhance understanding about methodologies used in human rights education
? To expose the diverse ways human rights education is occurring in the United States
? To explore the connection between human rights education and social
movement theory and practices
? To recognize the impact of institutionalized forms of discrimination (i.e.race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, etc.) and U.S.”Exemptionalism” in human rights education
? To expand knowledge of human rights concepts, theory, and practice
? To share human rights education materials and strategies for training and advocacy
? To explore effective practices for facilitating conflicts and difficult situations
? To increase the network of qualified human rights trainers in the United States
WORKSHOP LEARNING EXPERIENCES:
Each participant will:
? Review diverse approaches to human rights education and training resources
? Plan, present and receive feedback on one human rights presentation
? Share tools and effective practices through an ideas fair and discussion groups
? Explore techniques for creating a human rights learning community in which recognition of past, present and future violations and protections of human rights are core components
? Dialog with human rights activists and educators around various topics/issues such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the rights of the child, women’s rights, social and economic rights, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender rights, indigenous peoples’ rights, and freedom of religion or belief
Each participant will:
? Conduct at least one local human rights education training within six months
? Complete two bi-annual tracking evaluations for assessing the effectiveness of the Training of Trainers Workshop
? Act as a resource and point of contact for human rights education presentations in your community
Thanks to the generosity of the Stanley Foundation, all expenses for room and board, and materials will be covered for the selected participants. Participants or their sponsoring organization are responsible for transportation expenses to and from Minneapolis. Special circumstances or requests should be directed to the Human Rights Resource Center and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Complete application and return to the Human Rights Resource Center by June
6, 2002. Decisions will be made and participants notified by the end of June.
QUESTIONS? Call 1-888-HREDUC8 (1-888-473-3828) or email email@example.com.
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