DEMYSTIFYING HUMAN RIGHTS: AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE FOR EDUCATORS Organized by HREA and Amnesty International-USA Saturdays - April 30 and May 14, 2005 Amnesty Internationl Northeast Regional Office AIUSA 58 Day Street Davis Square Somerville, MA DEMYSTIFYING HUMAN RIGHTS: AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE FOR EDUCATORS This 12-hour course will introduce high school teachers of history, government or social studies to the field of international human rights. The course will take place on two Saturdays - April 30th and May 14th, 2005 - at 58 Day Street, Davis Square, Somerville, MA. PDP credits are available. The course will look at the philosophical and historical origins of human rights, from natural law to the international law that created the United Nations. We will also examine international human rights standards, exploring the treaties that constitute this system and how these are intended to influence the actions of nation states. Participants will explore in hands-on ways how human rights can be integrated into classroom teaching. The course will be conducted through two in-person sessions. It will include a core text on the history of human rights, primary documents, and will also use film and the web. The course is co-sponsored by Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) and Amnesty International's Northeast Regional Office. Facilitators will include Felisa Tibbitts (HREA) and Cynthia Gabriel (Amnesty International). For more information, contact Diana Hughes at 978-341-0200 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Registration forms will be available upon request and on the Amnesty and HREA websites as of January 10th. The course fee of $160 includes materials and food. Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is an international human rights organization that supports human rights learning; the training of activists and professionals; the development of educational materials and programming; and community-building through on-line technologies. For more information visit http://www.hrea.org Amnesty International (AI) is the world's leading human rights organization. AI's mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination. For more information visit http://www.amnestyusa.org ------------------------------------- Diana Hughes, Development Associate Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) - US office PO Box 382396, Cambridge, MA 02238 USA Visiting address: 97 Lowell Road, Concord, MA 01742 (tel) +1 978 341-0200 (fax) +1 978 341-0201 (e-mail) email@example.com (Web) http://www.hrea.org ======== North American Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education-na/markup/maillist.php If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <email@example.com>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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