Global Action for Social Justice

3-part webinar series on human trafficking, the UN's sustainable development goals, sports and human rights.

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FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Developing empathy; Inquiry; Evaluating quantitative data; Empowering informed action

DATES: January 18, February 15, and March 14, 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. EST
PDPs (New for 2016-2017!): 10*
FEE:Free

Our three-part webinar series will introduce educators and high school students to global issues unfolding on many continents. This year we explore social justice tools and approaches that include the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the international effort to eliminate human trafficking, and the global campaign to establish access to sports and play as a human right. Scholar experts will join the conversation to provide context for the issues. The webinar format will allow participants to engage with presenters and share their questions. Classroom resources will also be shared. 

Sports and the “Right to Play”: A Global Human Rights Issue
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Gender, disability, sexual identity, race and religion have each been used in various ways and places to exclude people from access to sports. Eli Wolff of Brown University will speak about sports and the “right to play” as a global human rights issue.  He has been active on an international level in the disability rights movement specifically and the sport and human rights movement more broadly. Eli also directs the Power of Sport Lab, a platform to fuel and magnify the power of sport movement.

Teaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) is one attempt by the United Nations to address global justice issues. Led by a Primary Source staff member and K-12 teacher, this webinar provides an introduction to the key components and targets set by the international community to combat some of the world's greatest social, political, and environmental challenges and offers teaching strategies and resources to incorporate these 17 goals into the K-12 classroom.

Human Trafficking and the Abolition Movement Today
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The 21st century “abolition” campaign seeks to end all forms of coerced and unfree labor and the contemporary traffic in human lives. Our speaker, human trafficking educator and activist Ken Morris, is a direct descendent of Frederick Douglass; he champions social justice education that is deeply  informed by our history.  Learn about the many avenues for abolition action that are open to young people and the critical role that teachers can play in their classrooms and beyond.

Open to all K-12 educators.

*PDP credit available for teacher participation in the full series.  

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