South Africa, the United States, and Human Rights: A Ripple of Hope
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
This workshop will focus on the internationalization of civil rights and human rights. We will explore the links between the United States and South Africa in the struggle for racial equality, and make connections to the work of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the ongoing global struggle for human rights. The morning session will feature the documentary film RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope, about Robert Kennedy’s 1966 visit to South Africa, and his famous “Ripple of Hope” speech.
The workshop is designed for U.S. and global history, government, civics, and ELA teachers who teach not only about South Africa and apartheid, but also about the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and the UDHR.
In collaboration with the Hunter College Department of Film & Media Studies, the Hunter College School of Education, Hunter College High School, and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. $10 registration fee includes lunch and materials.