Reminder: Enroll Your High Schooler In The Teen Human Rights Symposium

Still time for your teen to attend the very special Teen Human Rights Symposium. This really is an amazing event for your child that comes at a time when it is most needed.

All the information can be found on the link below. Or you can contact Kelly Wetherbee and Thea MacFawn on their pages.

Our Afghanistan partner, Attal Nang, will be making the keynote presentation again this year, he was voted by last year’s attendees as the most powerful and inspiring speaker. In addition to Attal, there are many other speakers and events. The Symposium is spread over three days.

The Giving Circle has always proud to be a sponsor involved in this important event.

Dates and Times:

Monday through Wednesday, July 9th-11th

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


NYSUT Headquarters

800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110.


$125.00, which includes: T-shirt, lunches, books, and materials.

Scholarships are available.

The Giving Circle and the Capital Region Institute for Human Rights are partnering again to bring you the 2018 Teen Summer Symposium on Human Rights, a three-day workshop open to incoming high school freshmen through graduating seniors, who are interested in history, social justice, politics, 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 to inspire them to have a positive impact on the world.

We are very proud to be part of this event! Click here to register!

Participants in the 2018 Teen Summer Symposium will have the opportunity to work with teachers and community leaders.  They will hear from human rights experts and advocates. By participating in “hands-on” learning activities and discussions, enrollees will gain the knowledge, know-how, and network to help them make a difference.

Here are some of the topics we plan to cover:

  • Racial Justice
  • Environmental Justice
  • Women’s Rights
  • LGBT+ Rights
  • Farmworkers’ rights
  • Immigration
  • Civic Engagement
  • Fake News and Information Literacy


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