The Human Rights Education Program aims to promote mutual respect and understanding among diverse communities in order to prevent hostilities among groups. The program covers topics such as race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and physical and mental disabilities, and provides a human rights lens through which the participants can analyze current social issues.
The program’s curriculum is intended for middle school and high school students and can be implemented in formal and informal educational settings. This program seeks to help participants become more self-aware of their own identities, cultures, and attitudes toward themselves and other people, and to help the participants become accepting of differences in a multi-cultural society. Students will obtain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to become more empathetic, self-aware, and empowered individuals who become agents for positive social change.
For more information about the curriculum and how to participate in this program, please contact Dialogue Beyond Borders at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dialogue Through Dance Program (focus on Central Asia)
Dialogue Through Dance is an empowerment program through artistic expression for girls. The program aims to promote intercultural understanding among people of different cultural backgrounds, and increase participants’ appreciation for cultural diversity. This year’s program focuses on Central Asian dance and covers dances from regions such as Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Program participants will learn about the history and diversity of Central Asian dance and the meaning of each dance movement. Upon completion of the program, participants will understand how dance can be a tool for empowerment and self-expression.
As Central Asia is becoming increasingly visible in the US media, it is important that Americans engage with Central Asian people through peaceful, artistic expression. The program seeks to provide a venue for girls from different cultural heritages to interact with and learn about Central Asian history, culture, and dance, for a more enlightened view of Central Asia and its people. Furthermore, girls from Central Asian backgrounds will be able to connect with their cultural roots, taking pride in their cultural background and community. The culminating experience of this program will be a performance in the spring.
For more information about the Dialogue Through Dance program and to register, please contact Dialogue Beyond Borders at email@example.com