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    Wassmuth Human Rights Education Fellowship

    Wassmuth Human Rights Education Fellowship: Teaching for Justice and Joy

    How can we create just and joyful learning communities? The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights invites you to join us in exploring this question. Teachers from across the Treasure Valley will form the first cohort of Wassmuth Human Rights Education Fellows. This inaugural class will play a key role in developing a strong and ever-growing network of human rights educators in Idaho and beyond.

    Fellows will convene for a week this summer and throughout the academic year to connect with each other and deepen their understanding of how to teach about, through, and for human rights. The summer institute and subsequent meetings will feature interactive workshops, speakers, and many opportunities to collaborate and think together about how to create just and joyful learning communities. During the academic year, fellows will work together to plan and implement human rights education initiatives in their classrooms or schools.

    The fellowship will kick off with a summer institute from June 5 – 9, 2023. Fellows will meet for one more full day session on Tuesday, August 8. During the school year, meetings will occur the second and fourth Tuesday of each month until May 14, 2024. The second Tuesday of each month will be in person from 4:00 – 5:30pm and the fourth Tuesday of each month will be on Zoom from 4:00 – 5:00pm.

    *June 5, 2023 from 9am – 5pm at the Boise Downtown Library and Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial

    *June 6 – 9, 2023 from 10am – 5pm at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP)

    *August 8, 2023 from 9am – 5pm at the Boise Downtown Library

    *Second Tuesdays from 4:30 – 6:00pm at the Boise Library and new Wassmuth Center Philip E. Batt Building: September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, and May 14.

    *Fourth Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00pm on Zoom: August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28, January 23, February 27, March 26, and April 23.

    Lunch will be provided during the summer institute. Fellows will also receive books, materials, and other resources to support their initiatives.

    Teachers can register for up to 6 graduate level, non-degree seeking continuing education credits through Boise State University.

    “My experience with the Wassmuth Center has been incredible.  Attending workshops and taking field trips to the Anne Frank Memorial has increased my knowledge of the Holocaust and human rights. It has also connected me with both new resources to use in my classroom and with many educators throughout Idaho who share the same passion for human rights education. This has had a direct impact in my classroom and on my students.”

    – Devon Barker Hicks, Meadows Valley School District