“Speak Truth to Power” human rights curriculum launched in New York
The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, the organization created in 1968 to continue Robert F. Kennedy’s work for civil and human rights, and New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) launched on Friday December 10th – International Human Rights Day — a new edition of the human rights curriculum for New York state students, with a special webcast featuring a human rights defender whose work has dramatically improved working conditions for migrant tomato pickers.
John Heffernan, Speak Truth To Power director for the Robert F. Kennedy Center, told us: “The newly revised teacher-developed English version of the Speak Truth To Power educational curriclum provides students with a toolkit for action grounded in concepts of international humanitarian and human rights law and filled with material aimed at creating change by refusing to be a bystander in the classroom, communty, country and our shared world. The New York model follows in the footsteps of the Speak Truth To Power human rights curriclum now being taught to hundreds of thousansd of students around the world in Italy, Romania and South Africa.”
Students also viewed and studied The Dark Side of Chocolate, a new documentary that shows the use of child labor in the cocoa industry, and hear from director U Roberto Romano.
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