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Spring 2021 UConn ECE Human Rights Workshop

Spring 2021 UConn ECE Human Rights Workshop

On Wednesday, June 2nd UConn Early College Experience and the UConn ECE Faculty Coordinator for Human Rights, Dr. Glenn Mitoma met with certified Human Rights Instructors for their professional development workshop.

The theme for the event was: “A year to remember, not to forget – The Three Pandemics: COVID, Racism, and Denial”.  The morning began with a discussion about how COVID has impacted their teaching over the last year.  After a short break the group reconvened to collaborate in a group discussion with Dr. Mitoma about “Dealing with Denial– Historic and Current trends: Responding to claims of cancel culture, Holocaust Deniers, Armenian Genocide, and other conspiracies in the classroom.

UConn Human Rights courses offered through Early College Experience.

Educational Leadership and Human Rights Professional Development Workshop

On Monday, October 21st, UConn Early College Experience and UConn's Educational Leadership and Human Rights Departments hosted their annual professional development training.  This year the theme was "Centering Youth Voices in Human Rights Education and Advocacy."  Certified ECE Human Rights and Educational Leadership instructors were joined by other educators and community-based practitioners for a day of discussions and activities. A group of UConn student activists held a panel discussion led by ECE Faculty Coordinator for Educational Leadership, Danielle DeRosa, and the group discussed how to integrate these topics and conversations into their classrooms.

Many thanks to ECE Faculty Coordinators, Glenn Mitoma (Human Rights) and Danielle DeRosa (Educational Leadership) for putting together such an informative day.

Human Rights and Educational Leadership classes offered through UConn ECE.