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New anti-bullying lesson plan for defender Jamie Nabozny

New to the Speak Truth to Power site this month is a lesson plan based on the work of human rights defender Jamie Nabozny, the keynote speaker at the Nov. 14 “See a Bully, Stop a Bully: Making a Difference” conference in Albany hosted by the national office of the American Federation of Teachers and its New York affiliate, NYSUT.

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Kerry Kennedy honored for human rights advocacy (with video)

Kennedy received the Albert Shanker Award, NYSUT’s most prestigious award recognizing special contributions to public education.

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Inspired in middle school, a student gives back

Inspired in middle school, a student gives back

Atiya Raja first heard about “Rachel’s Challenge” as a student at Chestnut Ridge Middle School in Spring Valley, and it changed her world view. The way Atiya explained it last week while visiting her former middle school teacher Diane Gonzalez at Chestnut Ridge, “I had never thought about the world outside of me. The first […]

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The Webcast: Video and Photos

The Webcast: Video and Photos

Did you miss it? Or just want to see it again? Archived video is now online. Photos, too!

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Coxsackie-Athens students moved by human rights webcast

Coxsackie-Athens students moved by human rights webcast

Students at Coxsackie-Athens High School in rural Greene County were particularly moved Friday – some near tears – when they saw video of a 16-year-old talk about her life as a migrant farm worker.

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Were you a prize-winner?

Pre-registered schools participating in the Speak Truth to Power webcast were eligible for giveaways. Winners were chosen at random and announced during the program. Congratulations to the winners! 1. Speak Truth to Power tee-shirts to: Saranac High SchoolElise Beaulieu’s 12th grade class 2. Speak Truth to Power book #1 to: Robert C. Dodson Schoolc/o teacher, […]

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Lucas Benitez arrives in New York for STTP live event

Lucas Benitez flew in to Westchester airport yesterday afternoon, bundled up for New York’s frigid weather and noting that it was, remarkably, 38 degrees in Florida: not enough to imperil the tomato crop but still unseasonably cold.

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Student leaders from Brentwood reach out to Haiti

Students from West Middle School in Long Island are doing what they can to make a difference for one of the most at-risk groups in Haiti: orphans.

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Classroom web event features human rights defender Lucas Benitez

Classroom web event features human rights defender Lucas Benitez

Great news! Human rights defender Lucas Benitez will be joining us live for the Speak Truth to Power web event on December 10. Lucas Benitez frees slaves working on farms in Florida. Yes, that’s right: slaves on farms in Florida, USA in 2010. And he will be joining us live Dec. 10 (International Human Rights […]

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Curriculum shines light on defenders of human rights

Thanks to NYSUT and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, an education curriculum continues to light torches to address human rights.

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