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
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
$400 for this module
The Certificate in LGBTQ Leadership was designed for mission-driven individuals. aspiring leaders. teachers. and community activists committed to allying with LGBTQ communities.
Seminar participants meet over the Internet using browser-based conferencing software.
5/1/20 – 6/1/20
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:00p-6:30p Pacific Time
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.
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
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