URBAN Education Node: Human Rights Webinar
Human Rights in Education Coalition-Building
The URBAN Ed Node has been working to launch coalition-building with human rights organizations and educators. We are hosting a Human Rights Webinar, to be held May 24, from 12pm-1:15pm Mountain Standard Time. We have 50 slots available for the webinar, so if you would like to attend, you will need to reserve your spot by going to the link below.
Attached is a flyer that explains how to access the webinar and who the presenters are, or see below.
We ask that you reserve your spot in the next couple of days, and then, after Monday, May 15, we welcome you to distribute it to your networks.
We also will distribute this to a few other human rights networks at that time.
We look forward to learning with human rights scholars how we as educators can support their organizing efforts, and we look forward to learning how schools are taking up productive human rights frameworks and practices.
The URBAN Ed Node Co-Chairs:
The URBAN Network invites you for its first Webinar on Critical Participatory Research (CPAR)
When: February 3, 1:00 PM (MST)
Who: Ana Antunes, University of Utah
Julio Cammarota, Iowa State University
Ben Kirschner, University of Colorado
Chereta Madison, University of Colorado
Maria Torre, City University of New York
What: The Webinar will focus on defining CPAR and answering practical questions about utilizing the methodology.
This is a FREE event but registration is REQUIRED
Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/UahjZF4FBAHccjIS2
The URBAN newsletter is now available here, and it includes updates about national URBAN events and node activities during the 2015 – 2016 academic year.
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