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Human Rights and The Black Lives Matter Movement

In this very interactive workshop, we will explore the history of human
rights violations during various protests and move into present-day protests with a focus on the Black Lives Matter movement. We will focus on ways in which protestors and journalists were treated and how governments responded to the (often peaceful) citizens who were present in the streets, actualizing their rights.


We will compare the BLM movement in the USA to protests here in Germany and look at the ways in which government responses were received. Given that protesting is a human right, we will research what the limits are, and what we can learn about taking further action to ensure our rights are protected.

We will investigate questions like: what role should human rights education play in police training? What role does our own bias play in our reaction to events? Bring your ideas and questions as we explore this highly relevant topic!

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