Events

Past Event

Teaching Human Rights Workshop

October 14, 2017 - October 15, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 802
Join us for a two-day interactive workshop to build your knowledge of human rights, develop skills to teach human rights to your students, and build/strengthen your capacity to promote respect and empathy within your school or community. Saturday, October 14th - 9:00-4:00pm Sunday, October 15th - 10:00am - 2:00pm Certificate of completion from Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights will be awarded. Program Goals This workshop will develop the capacity of participants to engage in human rights education - to foster knowledge, skills, attitudes and action for the protection and promotion of human rights among students using rights-based teaching methods. This workshop will include participatory learning activities and active discussion that draws on participants’ own knowledge and perspectives. Participants will: -Learn key human rights concepts, international law and strategies for human rights advocacy -Be introduced to and practice rights-based teaching approaches, which include participatory, interactive and experiential learning methods that respect human rights. -Design and facilitate a human rights learning activity -Learn how human rights education can meet state standard requirements Workshop content will be tailored to meet the needs and interests of participants. Prior knowledge of human rights is not required. Please feel free to email humanrightsed@columbia.edu with the subject “Teaching Human Rights Workshop” with any questions. Limited fellowships available on a rolling basis. To apply go to: https://goo.gl/forms/pQN0ZlNukGYd19vK2 Enroll by Wednesday, October 11th.