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Human Rights Symposium

Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.

Now in its eighth year, the Teen Summer Symposium on Human Rights is a three-day workshop open to incoming high school freshmen through graduating seniors, who are interested in history, social justice, current events, and international relations. The goals of the Teen Summer Symposium are to provide participants with a deeper understanding of human rights history and humanitarian issues today and inspire them to have a positive impact on the world.

Participants in the Teen Summer Symposium have the opportunity to work with teachers and community leaders and hear from human rights experts and advocates.

Through participating in learning activities and discussions, participants will gain the knowledge, know-how, and network to help them make a difference.

In addition to hearing from international and nationally recognized human rights advocates and educators, participants also have the opportunity to choose virtual workshops to attend. Here are some of the topics covered at the 2022 Symposium: 

  • The War in Ukraine
  • Economic Justice
  • Racial Justice
  • Environmental Justice
  • Women’s Rights
  • LGBTQ+ Equality
  • Voting Rights
  • Self-care and Managing Stress
  • Watch our YouTube video to learn more

Dates and Registration

Check back for dates and registration information for the 2023 Teen Summer Symposium on Human Rights

In partnership with:
Capital Region Institute for Human Rights

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