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Spring 2022 UConn ECE Human Rights Workshop

Spring 2022 UConn ECE Human Rights Workshop

On Monday, April 4th, UConn Early College Experience, and the UConn ECE Faculty Coordinator for Human Rights, Assistant Professor in Residence, Sandra Sirota, met with certified ECE Human Rights Instructors for their annual professional development conference.

The Keynote presentation was given by Nancy Flowers – “HRE: Building on the Past, Looking to the Future”. Nancy Flowers is a writer and consultant for human rights education. She has worked to develop Amnesty International’s education program and is a founding member of Human Rights Educators USA, a national human rights education network. As a consultant to governments, nongovernmental organizations, and UN agencies, she has helped establish national and international networks of educators, develop materials, and train activists and professionals in many countries. She is the author and editor of many articles and books on human rights education.

ECE Faculty Coordinator, Sandra Sirota also shared a presentation and led a discussion on Human Rights advocacy from the classroom and instructors had time to share resources and discuss the courses they are teaching (or plan to teach) as well.

UConn Human Rights courses offered through ECE.

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.