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 2019 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 in the early stages of developing our 2019 program.  We look forward to sharing the details with you as we put together a summer experience filled with opportunities to connect with social justice leaders, develop new skills, and make new friends. Check back often for updates.  Registration opens March 1, 2019!

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

WHEN: Monday through Wednesday, July 1st-3rd from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: NYSUT Headquarters @ 800 Troy-Schnectady Road, Latham, NY 12110

COST: $150.00 includes: T-shirt, lunches, books and materials. Scholarships are available.

Participants in the 2019 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+ Equality
  • Disability rights
  • Slam Poetry
  • Civic Engagement & Lobbying for Your Cause
  • Fake News and Information Literacy