Join the U.S. Youth Observer to the UN in Boston, MA on Sunday, March 25!
Students are invited to participate in the Human Rights Workshop with the U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations Munira Khalif. The Human Rights Workshop will equip you with the knowledge you need to stand up for human rights in your communities, and learn about how the UN is supporting human rights around the world. The day will be a platform for college students to develop their leadership skills, build the capacity of their campuses, strengthen a network of passionate students, and participate in a national initiative with college campus leaders nationwide. This generation of young Americans is uniquely equipped to advance #standup4humanrights in their communities through creativity, entrepreneurship, and the unprecedented reach of collegiate networks. As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 2018, UNA-USA will be hosting a series of workshops for student leaders on the topic of human rights.
This event is hosted by the United Nations Association of the United States of America and the BU International Affairs Association. Please apply by Sunday, March 18. Registration is free for selected applicants. The training will take place at Boston University (College of Arts and Sciences, Room 326, 725 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02215) on Sunday, March 25 from 11 am-3 pm. Lunch will be provided.
In this workshop you’ll get to hear from and interact with:
- Munira Khalif, the US Youth Observer to the United Nations. The US Youth Observer represents American youth at the United Nations. Learn more: http://genun.unausa.org/youth_observer
- Anna Mahalak, Youth Engagement Manager for the United Nations Association, a program of the UN Foundation
- Campus and community leaders
Apply here by March 18 to confirm your spot! Registration is free and lunch will be provided.
Tentative Workshop Schedule (Program runs 11am-3pm)
- Breakfast & Welcome
- “What are Human Rights?” Human Rights Issues Deep Dive
- Telling Your Story
- Break-Out Session – “Human Rights Idol”
- Lunch Discussion
- Human Rights Advocacy
- Break-Out Session - Crafting Your Elevator Pitch
- Reflection, Commitments, and Conclusion