University and College Consortium for Human Rights Education

The University and College Consortium for Human Rights Education was established in April 2016 out of a group of individuals who saw the need for and benefit of collaboration among those engaged in human rights education.

We are practitioners, researchers, instructors, advocates, professionals, students, administrators, alumni and other members of the university and college communities globally that are engaged in human rights education.

 

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Webinar Schedule

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Feb. 8, 2018
12:00 - 1:00pm EDT

During this webinar, we will discuss the current controversies and debates about "free speech" on college campuses from a human rights perspective. Glenn Mitoma will facilitate of discussion of recent experiences at the University of Connecticut, and invite participants are invited to share experiences, analysis, and questions for other universities and colleges.

To sign up to join, complete the member survey or email ucchre@gmail.com

Apr. 12, 2018
12:00 - 1:00pm EST

During this webinar, members of the Case Western Reserve University Science and Human Rights Coalition will share their experience working at the intersection of science and human rights at their university. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences, ask questions, and explore opportunities to foster collaboration with STEM scholars and practitioners on human rights issues and activities.

To sign up to join, complete the member survey or email ucchre@gmail.com

Late Sept. 2018
Date/Time TBD

Topic TBD

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Early Nov. 2018
Date/Time TBD

Topic TBD

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Report: Human Rights Education Needs Greater Attention in U.S. Higher Education

The Human Rights Educators USA (HRE USA) Network and the University and College Consortium for Human Rights Education (UCCHRE) submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Council highlighting the need for greater human rights education across higher education institutions in the United States.

“All higher education programs can do more to advance human rights and we hope this report will facilitate greater collaboration and discussion to that end,” stated Kristina Eberbach, Director of Education at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights.

The report was submitted in anticipation of the U.S. mid-term review process for the Universal Periodic Review and reviews over 133 higher education institutions in the United States for human rights and rights-related topics within the curriculum of schools of education, military academies and schools of social work. The document recognizes promising practices, particularly in schools of social work, but calls  for the U.S. government to encourage and support HRE in those institutions operated by the government or receiving federal funding.  

Information for this report was gathered in 2017 through a coordinated research effort involving faculty, staff, and students at Columbia University (Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Teachers College) and the University of Connecticut (Thomas J. Dodd Research Center) on behalf of HRE USA and UCCHRE.

This recent report builds on the first-ever Stakeholder Report on the status of human rights education that was submitted as part of the UPR review in 2015. This first report, carried out by HRE USA in cooperation with the US Human Right Network, overviewed the status of HRE in U.S. schools, drawing on a survey administered to members and incorporating other information from secondary source such as policy reports and legislation. HRE USA emphasized the importance of the U.S. government in supporting HRE within state-level curriculum standards, teacher training and whole school attempts to reduce violence.

 

 

 

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