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Upstander Academy: Human Rights Education

Sunday, July 29, 2018
12:00am – 11:59pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd Center

The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center and the Upstander Project are proud to present the 2018 Upstander Academy, an inquiry-based professional development opportunity for educators focusing on genocide and human rights education to foster upstanding and address complex historical and current issues.

The Academy will be held for six days, from July 29 - Aug. 3, 2018, at the University of Connecticut-Storrs campus. Additionally, Academy participants will spend time on sacred Tribal lands, including the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, home of our principal partner.

Teachers and museum educators interested in themes such as post-genocide Rwanda and genocide against Native peoples are encouraged to register. These content areas provide a framework for learning new teaching methods and approaches, and about the values and skills of upstanders. The Academy will feature experienced genocide and human rights educators, documentary filmmakers, museum educators and guest presenters.

For more information and to register, visit

Registration deadline - April 22, 2018


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