Promoting Global Co-existence and Preserving Human Dignity: Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights
Presented by: Lisa Lefstein-Berusch, Facing History and Ourselves
Presented at: 5th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: March 17, 2012
Session Description: This interactive workshop explores Eleanor Roosevelt's role in the creation of the Declaration of Human Rights. Exploring Eleanor Roosevelt's journey as an advocate of individual freedoms and rights provides the opportunity to examine some of the key challenges and opportunities of the 20th and 21st centuries and helps to make essential connections between history and the moral choices and responsibilities we confront in our own lives. Examining this journey offers a framework and a vocabulary for analyzing the meaning and responsibility of citizenship, and the tools to recognize bigotry in all its forms.