The Annual International Day Human Rights Conference is typically a one-day event and has been held each fall since 1997. The conference is designed to educate middle school students on topics related to both local and global human rights issues.

Annual International Day Human Rights Conference

2022 Theme: Health Disparities Amid the Global Pandemic

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Hyatt Regency Coralville - 300 East 9th St., Coralville, Iowa 52241 USA

The Annual International Day Human Rights Conference is a one-day event designed to educate middle school students on topics related to both local and global human rights issues. The theme for this year’s International Day will be Health Disparities Amid the Global Pandemic and is based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The day will include a keynote speaker, two rounds of breakout sessions, and an afternoon activity facilitated by the University of Iowa Students for Human Rights club.

Registration: Contact william-behrends@uiowa.edu to register.

2022 Schedule of Events

Time

Details

8:00 - 8:50 a.m.

Check-in

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

9:10 - 9:50 a.m.

Keynote by Dawn Whitehead

10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

Breakout Session I

11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Breakout Session II

12:00 - 12:40 p.m.

Lunch

12:50 - 1:30 p.m.

Large group session: UI Students for Human Rights

1:30 - 1:40 p.m.

Wrap-up

 

2022 Keynote Address

Dawn Whitehead

Dawn Michele Whitehead is the Vice President of the Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Her work focuses on advancing curricular and cocurricular initiatives and practices that advance equitable participation in global learning, integrative learning, and community-based learning for all students in preparation for life, work, and citizenship. Her work also has an emphasis on thematic local and international experiences that provide students with a variety of global learning opportunities across their educational experience. Prior to her work at AAC&U, Whitehead served as the Director for Curriculum Internationalization, as a faculty director for global service learning programs in Costa Rica, Ghana, Kenya, and the Kingdom of Swaziland, and taught Global and International Studies courses at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis.  Whitehead earned her Ph.D. at Indiana University Bloomington in Education Policy Studies with a doctoral minor in International and Comparative Education and a concentration in African Studies.

Questions?

Contact Will Coghill-Behrends at william-behrends@uiowa.edu

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