Looking Ahead to Our Week in DC: Exploration of Human Rights

Here’s a glimpse into the kinds of questions our Emma students will be grappling with this week as we explore the topic of Human Rights; past, present, and future:

  • What are human rights?
  • What is the difference between the idea of ‘human rights’ and ‘civil rights’?
  • What are some of the ways human rights have been violated throughout history?
  • What has been done to protect and promote human rights around the world?
  • What is being done presently to respond to human rights crises and violations around the world?
  • What organizations, policies, and systems are in place to help prevent human rights violations in the future?
  • What role has/does the media and press play(ed) in times of humanitarian crises?

Tomorrow we embark on a 5-day journey to Washington DC, where we will be visiting some amazing organizations such as USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, Global Giving, and the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights among other influential human rights institutions. To dive deep into the history of some of the most prominent and egregious human rights violations in history, we have resources at an arm’s reach such as the National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Holocaust Memorial Museum, and The National Museum of the American Indian.

Check back in daily to follow along on our learning journey!

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