Child Rights Community Conversations

August 20th, 2020 @ 8:00pm EST - October 29th, 2020 @ 9:00pm EST

$0 - $5
About this Event

 

 

                                                                                                                                              Join us for Child Rights Community Conversations!

 

Are you interested in growing as a Child Advocate? Join us for Child Rights Community Conversations on every other Thursday at 8pm ET from Aug 20th to Oct 29th. Together, we will virtually gatherUNICEF New Englanders and explore child rights topics inspired by the free Child Protection: Children's Rights in Theory and Practice course by Harvard University on EdX. Every week, we will deepen our understanding on child rights through collaborative discussions across the UNICEF New England community. Step into your power as a champion for child rights and create the positive change you want to see in the world for children!

 

Why join us?

  • LEARN about child rights issues, laws that protect children like the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and how to strengthen child protection systems

  • CONNECT through engaging discussions with other UNICEF New Englanders and Child Rights & Protection Experts as Guest Speakers

  • GROW as a child rights advocate, leader, and force for change

  • CHANNEL your passions and new learnings into ACTIONS for child rights

  • ACHIEVE a certificate from UNICEF for your participation in all the online sessions

 

Open To:

  • ALL UNICEF New England Supports: UNITERs, NextGen, Board Members, and Clubs (Above the age of 18)

 

Timeline:

DATES: Thursdays, Aug 20th - Oct 29th 2020 (Alternate weeks)

TIME:  8:00PM - 9:00PM (EST)

WHERE: Zoom Conference Call (Link provided upon registration)

 

Curriculum:

 

Date

Topic of discussion

Session 1

Aug 20th

What is the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)?

Session 2

Sept 3rd

Child Rights & Ending Child Marriage

Session 3

Sept 17th

Violence Against Children

Session 4

Oct 1st

Children, Migration, and the Law

Session 5

Oct 15th

Strengthening Child Protection Systems

Session 6

Oct 29th

Child Rights Course Celebration & Activating Your Leadership

 

What to expect?

 

How to prepare?

  • If possible, sign up to take the free Child Protection: Children's Rights in Theory and Practice course by Harvard University on EdX

  • Review the recommended readings and/or videos of the week

  • Research and reflect on how these issues impact your own local and/or global community

  • Bring an open mind, questions on the topic, and any insights from the materials and/or your own research to our engaging discussions!

 

Alternative prepartion materials:

Session 1

Aug 20th           

Watch: UN Convention on th CRC (9:00)

Read: Frequently asked questions on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Session 2

Sept 3rd

Watch: America’s Forced Marriage Problem (10:45)

Read: What You Need to Know About Child Marriage in the U.S.

Session 3

Sept 17th

Watch: Break the Silence on Childhood Violence (4:03)

Read: INSPIRE - Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children (labeled pages: 14-18)

Session 4

Oct 1st

Watch: World Refugee Day Webinar Recording (pswd: 6A@938#^)

Read: UNICEF’s Agenda for Action

Session 5

Oct 15th

Read: 5 Ways to Stand Up Against Racism and Injustice

Session 6

Oct 29th

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To become a UNITER and join in on this conversation, visit https://www.unicefusa.org/unite

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Where
Zoom Video Conferencing (Link provided upon registration)
When
August 20th, 2020 @ 8:00pm EST - October 29th, 2020 @ 9:00pm EST
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