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Economic and Social Justice: A Human Rights Perspective
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Social and Economic Justice: A Human Rights Perspective is intended to expand the conversation about human rights. It provides background information, ideas for taking action, and interactive activities to help people think about human rights in a broader, more inclusive manner. It strives to help us define issues like homelessness, poverty, hunger, and inadequate health care, not only as “social or economic problems,” but also as human rights challenges

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David Shiman
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02/16/2011
The Human Rights Education Handbook: Effective Practices for Learning, Action, and Change
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This manual is intended to help people who care about human rights to become effective educators, able to share both their passion and their knowledge. To further human rights education in all its many forms, The Human Rights Education Handbook lays out the basics: why, for whom, what, where, who, and how. It draws on the experience of many educators and organizations, illustrating their effective practices and distilling their accumulated insights.

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Law
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University of Minnesota
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Author:
Marcia BernbaumNancy FlowersKristi Rudelius-Palmer and Joel Tolman
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02/16/2011
Human Rights Here and Now: Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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This book is a tool for bringing the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the lives of people in the United States: kindergartens and unions, Scout troops and senior citizens centers, religious organizations and prison programs. Although obviously useful for educators in schools and colleges, Human Rights Here and Now was also written to serve the needs of community organizers and activists.

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Arts and Humanities
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University of Minnesota
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Author:
Nancy Flowers
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Human Rights. YES! Action and Advocacy on theRights of Persons with Disabilities
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This manual is intended to help all those who care about the human rights of persons with disabilities to become effective educators and advocates on human rights and disability, able to share both their passion and their knowledge. Human Rights. YES! draws on the experience of many educators and organizations, illustrating effective advocacy practices and distilling their accumulated insights in the development of participatory exercises. Human Rights. YES! is unique in that it is written and designed for use by people with disabilities.

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University of Minnesota
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Author:
Janet Lord
Joelle Balfe
Katherine Guernsey
Nancy Flowers
Valerie Karr
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02/16/2011
Lifting the Spirit
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Freedom of religion or belief is an increasingly relevant topic in human society. Lifting the Spirit: Human Rights and Freedom of Religion or Belief provides comprehensive and thought-provoking lessons about the human right to freedom of religion or belief without surveying world religions or endorsing any particular belief. Lifting the Spirit relates the worship, observances, practices, and teachings of all religions and beliefs to fundamental human rights principles. It provides background information, ideas for taking action, and interactive exercises to help people learn about the freedom of religion or belief: a right that is guaranteed in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Designed for use in secondary classrooms, religious institutions, and youth advocacy organizations around the world, both the content and organization of Lifting the Spirit aim to be adaptable to many different national and cultural settings.

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Arts and Humanities
Religious Studies
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University of Minnesota
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02/16/2011
Raising Children with Roots, Rights, & Responsibilities: Celebrating the Convention on the Rights of the Child
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This curriculum grew out of the Circle For The Child Project which was started by the authors in 1995 as a grass roots effort to promote the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child through education and political action. This Minnesota-based project joins a worldwide effort seeking to ensure human rights for all. Raising Children With Roots, Rights & Responsibilities is designed for two-hour sessions. The curriculum can be adapted to any setting where families gather to learn. Such groups as Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), parenting classes, child care centers, family child care homes, faith communities, YMCA/YWCA programs, Scouts/campfire groups, neighborhood and play groups, community schools, after school programs, and home schoolers can use this curriculum. This curriculum is best suited for children ages three to six, their parents and educators.

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University of Minnesota
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Author:
Lori DuPontJoanne Foley and Annette Gagliardi
Date Added:
02/16/2011