Human Rights Education Program

The Human Rights Education Program aims to promote mutual respect and understanding among diverse communities in order to prevent hostilities among groups. The program covers topics such as race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and physical and mental disabilities, and provides a human rights lens through which the participants can analyze current social issues.

The program’s curriculum spans 15 weeks and is intended for middle school and high school students in formal and informal educational settings. This curriculum draws on a number of human rights and anti-bias educational resources that were tailored specifically for DBB in a unique curriculum, which moves students from self-awareness, to engagement with difference, and then to action. The program seeks to help participants become more self-aware of their own identities, cultures, and attitudes toward themselves and other people, and to help the participants become accepting of differences in a multi-cultural society. Students obtain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to become more empathetic, self-aware, and empowered individuals who become agents for positive social change.