The 2018 Program

2018 Teen Summer Symposium on Human Rights

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Teen Summer Symposium. We look forward to sharing the details with you as we put together a summer experience filled with opportunities to connect with human rights leaders, develop new skills and make new friends. To preregister, visit our registration page.

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Here are some of the topics we plan to cover:

Racial Justice

Environmental Justice

Women’s Rights

LGBT+ Rights

Farmworkers rights


Civic Engagement

Fake News and Information Literacy

Watch our youtube video to learn more

July 9th – July 11th NYSUT headquarters, Latham, NY.

Dates and Times
Monday through Wednesday, July 9th – 11th
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110.

Tuition: $125.00 includes: T-shirt, lunches, books and materials. Limited need-based scholarships are available.

Now in its fourth year, The 2018 Teen Summer Symposium on Human Rights is a three-day workshop open to incoming high school freshmen through graduating seniors, who are interested in history, social justice, politics, and international relations. The goals of the Teen Summer Symposium are to provide participants with a deeper understanding of human rights history and humanitarian issues today and inspire them to have a positive impact on the world.

Participants in the 2018 Teen Summer Symposium will have the opportunity to work with teachers and community leaders, and hear from human rights experts and advocates.  Through participating in hands-on learning activities and discussions, participants will gain the knowledge, know-how, and network to help them make a difference.

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A Capital Region Institute for Human Rights Partner