The 2019 Program

2019 Teen Summer Symposium on Human Rights

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Teen Summer Symposium.

We are in the early stages of developing our 2019 program.  We look forward to sharing the details with you as we put together a summer experience filled with opportunities to connect with social justice leaders, develop new skills, and make new friends. Check back often for updates. 

 In addition to hearing from international and nationally recognized human rights advocates and educators, participants will also have the opportunity to choose four workshops to attend. Here are some of the topics we will cover: 

  • Racial Justice
  • Environmental Justice
  • Women’s Rights
  • LGBT+ Equality
  • Disability Rights
  • Slam Poetry
  • Civic Engagement and Lobbying for Your Cause
  • Fake News and Information Literacy
  • Watch our youtube video to learn more

July 1st – July 3rd NYSUT headquarters, Latham, NY.

Dates and Times
Monday through Wednesday, July 1 – 3
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110.

Tuition: $150.00 includes: T-shirt, lunches, books and materials. Limited need-based scholarships are available.

Now in its fifth year, The 2019 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 2019 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