Extra Credit: Half of the Sky

May 12, 2010

(30 points)
Half the Sky: A Community Conversation featuring Sheryl WuDunn in conversation with Kavita Ramdas

Event Date: 05/24/2010
Event Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA

Join Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation for a Community Conversation with Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who has reported from inside some of the toughest regimes in the world, from Myanmar to North Korea. WuDunn’s latest book, co-authored with her husband Nicholas Kristof, is described as “electrifying” by the Washington Post and is on the New York Times bestseller list. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide addresses maltreatment, marginalization, and brutality toward women, and draws a compelling picture of the trials and triumphs of women struggling for opportunity and equality. By sharing powerful stories of resilience and participation from around the world, WuDunn becomes a model for Facing History teachers, students, and community members in her call for all of us to fight injustice. , The event will feature WuDunn in conversation with Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, the world’s largest grantmaking foundation focused exclusively on supporting woman’s human rights around the world. The Global Fund mobilizes financial resources to support women’s contributions to social justice equality and peace. For thirty years, Ramdas has worked to ensure women and girls’ access to education, defend women’s health and reproductive rights, prevent violence and advance women’s political participation and economic empowerment, We are pleased to partner with the following organizations for this event: Asylum Access, Girls for a Change, Global Fund for Women, Global Women’s Leadership Network, International Museum of Women, Reach Global, Spark SF, and World Savvy. List in formation., Seating is limited. To RSVP, please visit facinghistory.org/communityconversations or call 510-786-2500 x226. As part of Facing History’s national series of Community Conversations, this event is free and open to the public.

Click on the link to RSVP: Half of the Sky

Human Rights Project Resources

May 3, 2010

Download: Eight Stages of Genocide
A Brief Overview of the 8 Stages of Genocide

Download: Case Study First Modern Genocide 20th Century 4th Ed- Overheads – Section 4
Provides an overview of the Genocides of the 20th Century and explanation of the

Useful Links:

http://www.youthforhumanrights.org
The website is an international website, founded in 2001 in LA and is largely staffed and financed by Scientologists, its stated mission is “To teach youth around the globe about human rights, thus helping them to become valuable advocates for the promotion of tolerance and peace.”

http://www.amnesty.org
Has 2.8 million members and supporters in more than 150 countries and region, and started in 1961

http://www.humanrights.com
The international website, it has information about how the declaration was started in 1945.

http://www.hrw.org
An international organization that stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice, investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable.

http://www.ohchr.org
The United Nations Office of High Commission website

http://www.un.org
The UN’s website for human rights

http://www.state.gov
The US State Department’s website on human rights

http://www.hrc.org
The Human Rights Campaign website has information ranging from aging to people of color to immigration. Founded in 1980, HRC has led the way in promoting fairness for LGBT Americans