Human Rights and Social Justice October 26-27, 2017 The Friday Conference Center, Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Instructions: To receive 1.5 CEU credits you must attend all symposium sessions and turn in your completed study guide. Please note there are “pre-flection” questions to answer before attending the symposium on October 26-27 and reflection questions to answer afterwards. Please return your completed study guide by Monday, November 20, 2017. You may email, fax or mail this completed document.
Mail: World View, CB 8011, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8011
Review the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. You may choose to read the entire document, view the illustrated version or listen to Eleanor Roosevelt read from the Declaration. All are available on the United Nations website: www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights
View and listen to: Maya Angelou presenting A Brave and Startling Truth, written to commemorate the UN’s 50th Anniversary. A video and full transcript of Angelou’s poem are available here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjEfq7wLm7M.
What is your definition of “human rights”? Briefly describe what “human rights” mean to you.
In her poem “A Brave and Startling Truth,” Maya Angelou says that we are on a journey. What is the brave and startling truth that we must all recognize on this journey before peace is possible?
What specific human rights issues are referred to in Angelou’s poem?
After reading the articles outlined in the UN Declaration of Human Rights and Angelou’s poem, which two human rights issues are the most important to you? And in your opinion, which are most important for humanity’s future?
PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AFTER ATTENDING THE
OCTOBER 26-27 SYMPOSIUM:
How will you further your knowledge and learning about human rights issues?
Are the same issues as important to you as they were before the program or would you choose two different issues listed in the UN Declaration of Human Rights or Maya Angelou’s poem?