Toward a Just Society: The Personal Journeys of Human Rights Educators: Book Lecture & Launch
Toward a Just Society: The Personal Journeys of Human Rights Educators features the stories of twenty-five educators who have made commitments to the field. Their highly personal narratives recount the diverse ideological perspectives and life experiences that have shaped their work in this growing field. They also reflect the authors’ individual engagement with significant events of the twentieth century critical to the construction and attainment of human rights. Although extremely diverse in experience, the authors share a common belief in the power of human rights for social change, and their narratives also reflect the authors’ individual engagement with significant events of the twentieth century critical to the construction and attainment of human rights. Towards a Just Society is intended for educators at all levels, pre-service teachers, higher education professionals, activists, social workers, and community leaders who are interested in developing initiatives in human rights education.
Dr. Bill Fernekes, instructor of Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) course “Human Rights and Education” and contributor to the volume, will lead a discussion of the book’s genesis, international contributors, and importance for the field on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. This event will take place from 6:30-8:00pm in Room 124 of the GSE.
Translation of the book was supported by the GSE. Individuals may purchase the book at the book launch or at Teaching the World Forum. The Human Rights Education Series is published by the University of Minnesota Human Rights Resource Center. For more information visit www.humanrightsandpeacestore.org.
Learn more about Teaching the World Forum on the event webpage.
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