Minnesota Global Education Network
WORKING TOGETHER TO EDUCATE ABOUT WORLD ISSUES IN MINNESOTA
Growing Communities for Peace
Growing Communities for Peace, a non-profit organization specializing in peace education for 22 years, provides the following services: Consultation to PreK-12 schools to reframe and celebate existing human rights and peace education strengths, and develop strategies for reaching new goals; Artist-In-Residencies to support needs at the classroom level; Staff In-service Training; Parent Education Workshops; Leadership Training for Youth and Community Workers; and an online Human Rights and Peace Education Store at www.humanrightsandpeacestore.org. The Human Rights and Peace Store travels and is available to schools, community events and professional conferences. Call 651-214-8282.
Contact: Rebecca Janke, Executive Director
Address: PO Box 281, Lakeland, MN 55043
Human Rights Center and Human Rights Resource Center
The Human Rights Center trains human rights professionals and volunteers through applied research work, development and distribution of educational tools, fellowship, field, and training opportunities; creating strategic collaborations for human rights education on local, regional, national, and international levels; and updating on-line sites in multiples languages at the Human Rights Library and the Resource Center. The Human Rights Resource Center is a national clearinghouse for Human Rights Education (HRE) resources and distributes human rights education materials, including training guides, resource kits, curricula, books, posters, and videos; coordinates the National Training of Trainers for Human Rights Education Institute; and conducts HRE local, regional, national, and international workshops.
Contact: Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, Co-director
Natela Jordan, Education Coordinator
Address: N-120 Walter F. Mondale Hall,
229 19th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Web: Human Rights Library: www.umn.edu/humanrts;
Human Rights Resource Center: www.hrusa.org
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
Educates immigrant and refugee youth and the adults who work with them about the deportation consequences of criminal activity. Educators and community leaders can schedule a presentation conducted by an experienced teacher featuring the powerful video, No Second Chance, which includes the stories of three young people who were affected by deportation. The presenter will lead related activities and answer questions about immigration and deportation. The video and written curriculum are available for purchase as an educational tool and lasting reference.
Contact: Mai Moua, Education Coordinator
Address: 450 North Syndicate Street, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Institute for Global Studies
Educates and organizes community and outreach opportunties on global and international topics. Programs challenge educators to explore current international issues by making connections across cultural, geographic and disciplinary boundaries. The Institute offers Teacher Summer Institutes, professional development conferences and workshops, public events, and a curricular and film lending library for educators. Full scholarships are available to support a teacher in-service on teaching international studies at your school.
Contact: Outreach Coordinator
Address: 214 Social Sciences, 267 19th Ave S., Minneapolis MN 55455
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
Educates on human rights issues through the following programs: the Human Rights Education Program, which promotes and develops the practice of human rights education in primary and secondary learning environments throughout Minnesota, and the B.I.A.S. Project (Building Immigrant Awareness and Support), which provides accurate information on immigrant issues and the immigrant and refugee experience. Our services include: teacher training, support and professional development opportunities; special events and workshops for students; consulting for individual schools as requested; and, workshops, training, CLE’s, written and video curriculum materials on immigration and other human rights issues.
Contact: Colleen Beebe, Education Program Director
Kathy Seipp, Program Associate
Address: 650 Third Ave. S, Suite 550, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1940
Phone: 612-341-3302, ext. 114 for Colleen Beebe and ext. 124 for Kathy Seipp
Minnesota International Center
MIC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, initially established in 1953. MIC is the 6th largest World Affairs Council in the U.S. MIC is affiliated with the Foreign Policy Association, NAFSA: International Educators and the National Council of International Visitors (NCIV) of the U.S. Association of Department of State. The Minnesota International Center links international presenters to K-12 classrooms to provide teachers and their students with a variety of intercultural and international perspectives. MIC provides classroom speakers, teacher workshops and public forums, all of which aim to deepen understanding between the people of Minnesota and citizens of the world.
Contact: Education Program Manager
Address: 711 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Resource Center of the Americas
Informs, educates and organizes to promote human rights, democratic participation, economic justice and cross-cultural understanding in the context of globalization in the Americas. We do this through our large lending library, specializing in teacher curricula materials, including: Many Faces of Mexico, Latino Voices and Child Labor is Not Cheap, and our many other programs including Encuentros Latinos, inviting classrooms to our urban setting to learn more about Latin America and its people. The Resource Center also has a Professional Development conference series. In Fall 2002 we launched our Reaching and Teaching Latino Students, geared for all Minnesota educators - with our rapidly growing Latino population, if you have not yet had a Spanish-speaking student in your classroom, you will soon.
Address: 3019 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406
World Citizen Inc.
World Citizen Inc. is a non-profit educational organization engaged in challenging and supporting teachers and students to be lifelong peacemakers. The mission of World Citizen is to empower the education community to promote a just and peaceful world. This is accomplished through the Peace Site Program, the annual Nobel Peace Prize Festival and the Peace Education Programs for educators. World Citizen Inc. is promoting "Planet Earth in Every Classroom: A New Way of Thinking."
Contact: World Citizen Inc.
Address: 2145 Ford Parkway, Suite #300, Saint Paul, MN 55116
Phone: 651-695-2587 or 1-800-486-7665
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