URBAN Education Node: Human Rights Webinar

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:

Sarah Hobson

Joy Howard

Ana Antunes

When: Wednesday, May 24, 12pm-1:15pm Mountain Standard Time

Where: Zoom Meeting:

Time: May 24, 2017 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/3861510857[zoom.us]

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,3861510857# or +14086380968,3861510857#

Or Telephone:

Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)


  • Come learn from human rights scholars in and outside of education which human rights frameworks have been successful in supporting cities, schools and communities in understanding their human rights and in pursuing humanizing, democratic institutions.
  • This webinar will help URBAN launch coalition-building with human rights organizations and scholars.
  • We will first hear from human rights scholars and then begin to share and compile human rights educational resources URBAN can help distribute through its website.
  • The purpose of the webinar is to facilitate coalition-building that helps educators understand how to partner with human rights organizations and use human rights frameworks to support cities, schools and communities in addressing human rights violations.




Maria Hantzopoulos: Vassar College, Education Department, Associate Professor.

Author: Restoring Dignity in Public Schools: Human Rights Education in Action.

Jackie Smith: Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, involved with National Human Rights Cities Alliance, co-founder and coordinator of the Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance and coordinator of the International Network of Scholar Activists.

Author: Social Movements for Global Democracy; Coalitions across Borders: Transnational Protest and the Neoliberal Order (with Joe Bandy, ed.)

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