human rights day 2007
I was looking for events to promote as part of huamn rights day...
i found that I AM SAM is showing at my local city hall
and i found out about several event but nothing too big or well publicised.
after the fact i found out about a parade(demo or march have negative connotations) iwas surprised it did not come to me through Amnesty's mailing list:
* Burma and the finger printing issues took main stage this year.
I think article one of theUniversal Declaration of Human Rights is the base of all other HR documents - but why the first sentence was not enough is telling about all the challenges we face:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
for more info:
"Human Rights Day 2007 marks the start of a year-long commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."http://www.un.org/events/humanrights/2007/
one of the most interesting websites and resourcesi have found however is th cyber school bus - one person i knwo was influential in getting htis up and running and it is going strong.
activities and learning games for kids and so many intersting issues:
this section on human rights in action leaves no one with the exicse "i do not not knwo how to teach about such difficult issues."
or the better one -
"my students can not be taught about such things"
this month there was also a studnt conference on human rights - looking forward ot hte report: