Conversations on Human Rights

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc. and the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University Present:

Conversations on Human Rights

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 9!

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc. and the Museum of History and Holocaust Education are hosting a four-part conversation program for a cohort of high school students focused on issues of human rights and social justice. During the sessions, you will discuss and learn content about the particular experiences of children and youth in times of historic social trauma and in sweeping social movements, including the Holocaust and the American Civil Rights Movement.

This series aims to increase your awareness of the ways that children are vulnerable in present-day cases of human rights abuses and the ways that young people are being included in advocacy initiatives. Museum staff and other experts will guide you throughout with the ultimate goal that by the end of the program you will build a commitment to action and become more comfortable acting as a leader for change in your communities.

The series takes place at the Center for Civil and Human Rights (100 Ivan Allen Jr Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313) and the Museum of History and Holocaust Education. This series is for students in grades 9, 10, or 11 in the Metro-Atlanta and North-West Georgia areas; students must be committed to attending all dates in order to successfully complete the program. 

Conversation on Human Rights Series Expectations

Participants accepted into the Conversations on Human Rights Series are expected to attend all experiences. You are expected to conduct yourself in a respectful, professional manner whenever participating in program experiences.

Important Dates

December 9, 2015 Applications due by 5:00 to dbailey@civilandhumanrights.org

December 12, 2015 Applicant Interviews, interview times 10:00-5:00

January 4, 2016 Conversation Series Participants announced

February 20, 2016 Kick-Off Program, 10:00 -2:00 at the Center for Civil and Human Rights

February 27, 2016 Conversation Workshop #2, 10:00-2:00 at the Museum of History and Holocaust Education

March 5, 2016 Conversation Workshop #3, 10:00-2:00 at the Center for Civil and Human Rights

March 12, 2016 Conversation Workshop #4, 10:00-2:00 at the Museum of History and Holocaust Education

Location & Details

The Center for Civil and Human Rights is located at 100 Ivan Allen Jr Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313. http://www.civilandhumanrights.org/

The Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University is located at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA, 30144. http://historymuseum.kennesaw.edu

How to Apply

To apply, please submit:

1. A completed application form (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM)
2. Response to essay question (listed on application form)
3. One Letter of Recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or community leader

*** Upon review of this information, students may be contacted for personal interviews by Dina Bailey, Director of Educational Strategies for the Center for Civil and Human Rights.