Virtual Youth Summer Series: R.F.K. Human Rights Organization

Join the Speak Truth to Power program as we kick off our first-ever virtual Youth Summer Series for students interested in human rights, social justice, theater and the arts, community organizing, and creating meaningful change in their communities and in themselves. The series will include two programs: Youth Organizing and the Arts and Human Rights. Sessions are open to students in grades six through university level, and space is limited so be sure to register! If you have questions, please contact us at sttp@rfkhumanrights.org. REGISTER NOW!

Student Track 1: Youth Organizing (Tuesdays at 2 pm EDT) REGISTER HERE

During these sessions, students will:

  • hear a firsthand account of advocating for human rights and social justice in a time of crisis
  • learn the basics of community organizing and discuss ways to take action
  • share your issues, the changes you want to see, and the actions you have taken or want to take
  • develop long- and short-term goals, and create a plan of action

Session 1, July 14: Community Organizing 101

Session 2, July 21: A Deeper Dive: Developing Long- and Short-Term Goals

Session 3, July 28: A Deeper Dive: Targets and Tactics, Tactics, Tactics

Session 4, August 4: A Deeper Dive: Measuring Impact: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, SDGs, and My Community

Session 5, August 11: Report-outs

Student Track 2: The Arts and Human Rights (Thursdays at 4 pm EDT) REGISTER HERE

During these sessions, students will:

  • hear from art activists creating change in their communities through the arts
  • learn about current STTP Arts Program offerings
  • learn about different forms of social justice theater
  • develop monologues based on the lives and work of human rights defenders
  • understand how to create change in your communities through the arts

Session 1, July 16: Introduction to the Arts and Human Rights

Session 2, July 30: What Is Social Justice Theater?

Session 3, August 16: Monologue Development and Collaboration

Session 4, August 27: Putting the Pieces Together and Share-out

Session 5, September 10: Virtual performance of the Speak Truth to Power play

Summer Professional Development at the Boston Athenaeum

Primary Sources in the Classroom: US Women’s History  Online August 26-28, 2020 Flexible in-person library visits throughout the fall Final projects due December 31, 2020 $75 per person (includes a 1-year membership to the Boston Athenaeum) Register Online The Boston Athenaeum invites you to join us for “Primary Sources in the Classroom,” a workshop focused on […]

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Virtual Youth Summer Series: R.F.K. Human Rights Organization

Join the Speak Truth to Power program as we kick off our first-ever virtual Youth Summer Series for students interested in human rights, social justice, theater and the arts, community organizing, and creating meaningful change in their communities and in themselves. The series will include two programs: Youth Organizing and the Arts and Human Rights. […]

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Summer Webinars offered by LBJ Presidential Library

July educator webinar series: please see the dates, descriptions and registration below. You can find additional details on our website: http://www.lbjlibrary.org/events/educator-summer-webinar-series Tuesday, July 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CDT Johnson and Civil Rights Leadership in the African American Imagination with Dr. Sharron Wilkins Conrad – Southern Methodist University Center for Presidential History When asked which of the […]

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Workshop Opportunity for Teens in Critical Thinking!

The Art of Innovation: Cultivating Qualities for the Emerging Future. The workshop is funded by the Westport Public Schools’ Innovation Fund to promote creative and critical thinking. It is led by John Cusano, who is currently working as a consultant for the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and was previously at the CT Office of […]

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Historical Fiction in Classrooms Survey – Grades 3-8 Teachers

Two researchers are conducting a study of historical fiction books 3rd-8th grade teachers use in their classrooms. The findings will contribute to educational research, specifically social studies teacher education. They are looking for teachers to complete a one-time survey which will take no more than 30 minutes. If you  are interested, please follow this link: […]

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Resources for Psychology Teachers

The American Psychological Association (APA) has been providing members, educators, and the public with up-to-date resources and information on topics such as stress, mental health care, and online learning.  We hope these resources will be helpful to you. The APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) has made 20 unit lesson plans and a new, searchable […]

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New SDE web-series: “Digital Dialogues: Achieving Balance on a Shifting Landscape.” 

The Connecticut State Department of Education, the Connecticut Council of the Social Studies and Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House are co-sponsoring a new web-series: “Digital Dialogues: Achieving Balance on a Shifting Landscape.” Participants will talk about the pandemic’s effect on our communities and our ideas of citizenship. The conversations will draw on participants’ […]

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3 UPCOMING WEBINAR SERIES – Genocide, Best Online Practices & Music

Series on the Teaching of Genocide (co-sponsored by SDE & Voices of Hope) Webinar on Genocide in Bosnia: April 23: 4:00 pm (David Pettigrew, Southern Connecticut State University plus classroom teachers). Register here Webinar on the Teaching of Genocide: An Overview: April 30: 4:00 pm (Glenn Mitoma, University of Connecticut plus classroom teachers). Register here […]

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Tour Locally! Historic House Tours in Connecticut

Spring tours have been postponed to the summer and fall. Histoury is a nonprofit that specializes in guided architectural history tours in Connecticut. Fifteen localities will be featured this year. Each tour will have a unique theme and showcase over twenty buildings. Guests will ride on comfortable buses or old-fashioned trolleys as guides discuss the […]

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WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY- ISLAM

The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding offers free professional development workshops at the venue of organizers’ choice. The speaker’s honorarium and all travel expenses are paid by the ACMCU. The workshops can be customized to meet the needs of the organizer—a school district, community center, university department, or private school. These workshops […]

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