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Human Rights & Global Advocacy

Course Description

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948. The framework of human rights is the foundation for equality. The consideration of LGBTQ rights as human rights is the antidote to the persecution and violence against LGBTQ people and their families in over 70 countries. In over 70 countries it is illegal to be LGBTQ or have a same-sex relationship and in 7 countries the death penalty is a threat. Less than 30 countries offer same-sex marriage, an indicator of support for LGBTQ people. So, the global advocacy work for LGBTQ equality is one that affects the majority of the world’s population. While an individual or an organization may indeed rightly focus its mission upon its local community, it is helpful to consider the global movement of people and the reality that every community has persons within it from around the world.

Registration Fee: $400

Topics Include

Negotiations

Unconscious Dogmatism

Colonialism and exportation of values

Best practices for working in different cultural contexts

Engaging locals in grassroots activism and momentum in global / transnational / international work

Navigating resistance: International relations, political movements, ideologues, and more

Thought Leaders

Ryan Thoreson J.D. Ph.D.

Researcher in the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch and Cover-Lowenstein Fellow, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT

Urooj Arshad

Advocates for Youth

Seminar Details

Price

 $400 for this module

Who?

The Certificate in LGBTQ Leadership was designed for  mission-driven individuals. aspiring leaders. teachers. and community activists committed to allying with LGBTQ communities.

Location

Seminar participants meet over the Internet using browser-based conferencing software.

Period

5/1/20 –  6/1/20

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Times

5:00p-6:30p Pacific Time

Delivery

Online modules are delivered through the Zoom conferencing system on the Internet. These meetings are live / synchronous. All participants are visible to each other and engage in the conversations through the system.

OUTCOMES

BUILD A CASE FOR CHANGE

Demonstrate understanding of the shift to understand LGBTQ+ rights as human rights

FIND YOUR TRIBE

Assess the advances the United Nations has made with respect to LGBTQ+ equality

TELL YOUR STORY

Analyze and critique the United Nations’ statements on LGBTQ+ human rights in comparison to the Yogyakarta principles

ORGANIZE ACTION

Apply cross-cultural empathy and sensitivity when working or planning to work in cultural settings differing from one’s own

CONNECT AND SHARE

Discuss colonialism and colonial exportation of values in context of LGBTQ+ advocacy and human rights

APPLY YOUR LEARNING

Assess and revise best practices for working in developed and developing countries

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