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Summer Institute on Human Rights

Summer Institute on Human Rights

Institute on Human Rights Education and Advocacy
July 18 - July 22, 2011
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Twin Cities,West Bank
Cost: $75

The Human Rights Program of the University of Minnesota is holding the institute to introduce participants to the theory and practice of international human rights in the world today.

This institute is available to K-12 educators, community college faculty, educational administrators, and individuals seeking training in human rights advocacy. Advance registration is required.

This institute is designed to introduce participants to the theory and practice of international human rights in the world today. The course will first provide an overview of the international laws that define human rights and the mechanisms designed to enforce human rights, and will analyze some contemporary issues in human rights. During the second part of the institute, participants will engage directly in applying human rights concepts and strategies to their work as advocates or as educators. These advocacy sessions will use tactical mapping to visualize the systemic causes of human rights violations and then design strategic approaches to prevent violations.

Additional instructors include Professor Karina Ansolabere, Academic Secretary of the Faculty of Social Sciences in Mexico, and Nancy Pearson, Program Director of New Tactics, a project of the Center for Victims of Torture.

All programs will be held on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota. Information regarding the location, parking, and materials will be mailed to registered participants two weeks prior to the start of the institute.

Teachers from outside the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area are eligible to stay in on-campus housing. Each institute has a limited number of housing scholarship available to teachers on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Molly McCoy at mccoy019@umn.edu for application.