“The International Human Trafficking Institute (IHTI) invites students and youth activists to Atlanta, the think tank of the American Civil Rights Movement, for a Summer Teach-In, on how to plan, strategize, and ignite an activist movement on campus.
IHTI will host a two-day session at The Center for Civil and Human Rights designed for students who wish to organize their peers for social change engagement. While our focus is student engagement to end human trafficking, these strategies and principles may be applied toward addressing any social injustice.
When: July 22-23, 2016
Where: The Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30313
Background: There is a resurgence of student activism on campuses across the country.
Sessions will include activities including, but not limited to:
- Meeting directly with former and current student movement leaders from the 1960s forward, who have led effective social change efforts.
- Using human trafficking as a case study, what are the aspects of modern day slavery where students may advocate for real change on their campuses and in their communities?
- Studying the five steps of social change and creating activities to advance them.
- Understanding how to build a campaign that creates demands with tangible results.
- Planning your campaign, in collaboration with others, and creating a community where you may check-in to evaluate your efforts, and plan next steps.
Cost: The program fee of $100 covers meals, materials, and two nights housing. A limited amount of partial scholarships are available. To find out more about obtaining a potential scholarship, please email IHTI@civilandhumanrights.org. Transportation to and from Atlanta are not included in this cost.
How to Apply: Attached to this press release and located at http://theihti.org/get-involved/ideas-for-action/summer-teach-in/ are application forms for interested students and youth organizers. Applications should be sent to IHTI@civilandhumanrights.org. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2016. Applicants will be informed by April 30 of their acceptance.
About The International Human Trafficking Institute
The International Human Trafficking Institute was established in 2014 as a program of The National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Inspired by the legacy of student organizing within the American civil rights movement and youth organizing within today’s global human rights struggles, IHTI connects with student leaders and young professionals to organize and advocate for the end of human trafficking. IHTI is cultivating the next generation of leaders in the youth movement to end human trafficking by sharing ideas, strategies, and knowledge in preparation for, and execution of, direct action campaigns. For more information, visit http://theihti.org.
About The Center for Civil and Human Rights
The Center for Civil and Human Rights in Downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects The American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. The Center features a continuously rotating exhibition from The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, which includes many of Dr. King’s documents and personal items. Visitors will be immersed in experiential exhibits through powerful and authentic stories, historic documents, compelling artifacts and interactive activities. The Center is a source for ongoing dialogue–hosting educational forums and attracting world renowned speakers and artists who work on a variety of human rights topics. For more information, visit www.civilandhumanrights.org.”