Nov 5

Community Teach-In: Human Rights & The Pandemic

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Online
Community Teach-In: Human Rights & The Pandemic
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RSVP by Thursday, October 29 at 12 p.m.: https://forms.gle/UCwh9QyELwUpQP2e9

Both our literal and figurative worlds have been turned upside down as a result of Covid-19. More than ever, the pandemic spotlights the privilege of some incontrast to the disenfranchisement of others.

The Global Citizenship Committee invites faculty, staff & students to explore our society’s security-imperilment dichotomy through the lens of its annual theme: Human Rights. We invite you to participate in the Teach-In by tapping into your personal and/or professional knowledge and present about issues of race, gender, health care, environment, family, education (and others!) as they relate to the pandemic through the lens of Human Rights.

What’s a Teach-In? It is an educational, interactive forum where people come together to focus and discuss a topic.

What’s the purpose of a Teach-In? A Teach-In is meant to be practical, participatory, empowering, and action-oriented. In 1965, the first Teach-In was held at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Its focus was on the U.S. government’s involvement in Vietnam.

How do you participate? You are free to address the Teach-In topic, Human Rights & The Pandemic, however you’d like. For example, you can: 

  • Give an informational talk (with or without visuals)
  • Lead a conversation
  • Put together a panel
  • Debate 
  • Perform poetry
  • Perform a musical performance 
  • Show a video clip

For questions/concerns, email Broccard_Delphine@smc.edu.

Sponsored by the Global Citizenship Committee