CHRYAS – Spring 2017 Follow Up

Connecticut Human Rights and Youth Action Summit
Spring Follow Up

March 17, 2017
8:30am – 3:30pm
University of Connecticut, Storrs

CHRYAS Presentation

 

Students and teachers are invited to join us at the University of Connecticut for a spring follow-up to the December 2016 Connecticut Human Rights and Youth Action Summit.
  • Students will have the opportunity to learn strategies for taking informed action in support of human rights in their own communities.
  • Teachers will have the opportunity to learn strategies for integrating human rights education into their classrooms and for supporting students in taking informed action.

Student Workshops
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Teacher Professional Development
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Option 1. Speak Truth to Power Theatre Program
This workshop merges human rights education with social justice theatre to address the realities of oppression and develop tools for liberation.  Students will learn about different forms of social justice theatre and will perform the stories of Human Rights Defenders who are changing our world through Ariel Dorfman’s play Speak Truth To Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark.Option 2. Native Mascots and Beyond… What can you do?
Following on the successful “What’s in a Name”conversation during the December 2016 Summit, this workshop will expand beyond the mascot issue to include stereotypical misrepresentation of Native culture in all of pop culture. There will be an overview of the history and the present status of this type of misrepresentation and its effects on Native populations in America.  Included will be ideas and resources for educational advocacy to promote better, appropriate cultural representations of Native peoples for the future and time for planning next steps for your school or community. 

Interested in bringing students? Sign up here

Option 1. Speak Truth to Power Educator Workshop
This workshop gives educators the opportunity to learn about Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Speak Truth To Power programs and curricula.  Educators will actively engage in learning about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Human Rights Framework that will deepen understanding of Human Rights Education and learning pedagogy.

 

Option 2. Native Mascots and Beyond… What can you do?
Following on the successful “What’s in a Name”conversation during the December 2016 Summit, this workshop will expand beyond the mascot issue to include stereotypical misrepresentation of Native culture in all of pop culture. There will be an overview of the history and the present status of this type of misrepresentation and its effects on Native populations in America.  Included will be ideas and resources for educational advocacy to promote better, appropriate cultural representations of Native peoples for the future and time for planning next steps for your school or community.

Interested in attending PD? Sign up here


Presented in Partnership with

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights


For more information, contact the Dodd Center at (860) 486-5131 or doddcenter@uconn.edu