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Book participants in the 2018 Children’s Literature and Human Rights Workshop held in November 2018. The workshop provided instruction on how educators can effectively introduce and include human rights topics in the classroom using children’s books. The books were provided to the Dodd Center by the Connecticut State Resource Library and are available in classroom sets for loan. (Photo courtesy of Glenn Mitoma)

Advancing Human Rights Education in Connecticut 70 Years After UDHR

December 9, 2018

Seventy years ago this week, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris. “All anniversaries provide a moment to reflect and take stock,” says Glenn Mitoma, an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the Neag School. “The UDHR was written in the aftermath of World War II, a catastrophic moment in history that has important lessons for us today. We can use this anniversary as an opportunity to reflect on and rededicate ourselves to the goal of a more just, equitable, and inclusive world.”