TGC & Human Rights Symposium

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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 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 inspire them to have a positive impact on the world.

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

Dates and Times

Monday through Wednesday, July 9th-11th
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
NYSUT Headquarters
800 Troy-Schnectady Road, Latham, NY 12110.

Cost $125.00 includes: T-shirt, lunches, books and materials. Scholarships are available.

Participants in the 2018 Teen Summer Symposium will have the opportunity to work with teachers and community leaders, and hear from human rights experts and advocates.  Through participating in hands-on learning activities and discussions, participants 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