Jude from Uganda speaking to peers during GYC's 2012 Human
Rights in the USA Program, joined by Kate (NYC), Maja (Bosnia), Kanal
(Cambodia), Sana (TX), Sarah (Canada), Sai (China)
Human Rights in the USA Program
New York, NY : October 8 - 15, 2014
Have you ever considered:
is the human rights situation in the U.S.?
can local human rights efforts in New York City relate to similar human
rights efforts in other parts of the world?
is the relationship between the different genocides in human history?
role are young people playing in this human rights work?
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Applications are now available for Global Youth Connect’s
October 2014 Human Rights in the USA Program in New York City.
Young leaders can apply for a chance to learn about, and act
upon, human rights issues both in the U.S. as well as in post-genocide
countries such as Rwanda, Bosnia, and Cambodia.
The age range for the Visiting NYC Participants is 18 - 30
(Deadline: May 15).
The age range for the Local NYC Participants is 15 - 25
(Deadline: June 1).
During this program, young leaders from New York City will
join with visiting young leaders from the greater U.S. and other countries
(including post-genocide countries such as Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda)
in a special summit to explore the human rights situation in New York City,
the greater U.S., and the world.
I learned that although the U.S. is on the cutting edge of
technology, its wealth does not trickle down to its middle and working
- Tamuz (Israel) 2012 Participant
An Intercultural Human Rights Workshop with youth
from around the world
Meetings with organizations (e.g. the Human Rights
Project at the Urban Justice Center).
Meetings with policy makers at both the local/NYC
and international/UN levels
Group fieldwork projects with local grassroots
initiatives such as the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and
Kids Creative, Inc.
For more info, please scroll down.
We would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this announcement to
anyone you think might be interested this opportunity for intercultural
dialogue, networking, human rights skills development, and service.
It was moving to learn about organizations working on the
challenges I see all the time in my community and my schools. -
Antoinette, Brooklyn, NY (2012 Participant)
Human Rights in the
USA: NYC October 2014
October 8 - 15, 2014
about, and act upon, human rights at both the local and global levels,
working alongside young leaders from NYC, the greater USA/Canada, Rwanda,
Bosnia, and other parts of the world, with local NYC organizations and
international human rights actors
May 15th, 2014
(For Local Applicants: June 1st, 2014)
Participants Meeting with WBAI Radio
Young Leaders from NYC (age 15 - 25) Apply here Some Scholarships Available
Young Leaders from outside NYC** (age 18 - 30) Apply here Some Scholarships Available
**Note: GYC will assist GYC Alumni from our program countries
(Bosnia, Rwanda, Cambodia, etc.) with letters of support for visas to the
U.S. Other applicants must be from countries on the US visa waiver program.
Summer Human Rights
Delegations to Bosnia and Rwanda
“It was so wonderful to know
that even during this intensive human rights learning experience we really
took action in several important ways. I felt that we all, the Rwandans and
North Americans working together, in collaboration with organizations, made
a positive impact on a variety of issues in a variety of ways.
-- Post Program Evaluation, Rwanda