• Teens Lead at Work

      The Midstate Council for Occupational Safety and Health held a 2-day training of trainers in Ithaca: Teens Lead @ Work Led by Kirby Edmonds and Laura Branca, eight local teens have been trained to lead important workshops for young employees The Midstate COSH trainers will train fellow teenagers and youth in these areas: Introduction […]
  • Palestinian prisoners in Israel suspend hunger strike

    News Israeli–Palestinian conflict 27 May 2017 Deal struck with Israel after intense talks hailed as ‘victory’ for Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for 40 days Palestinians celebrated in Ramallah after prisoners ended their 40-day hunger strike [Mohamad Torokman/Reuters] A mass hunger strike staged by Palestinian prisoners over conditions in Israeli jails was suspended on Saturday […]
  • Open Shuhada Street: A Gathering in Support of Palestinian Human Rights Defenders

    Save the Date! Join us on April 22: Mark Your Calendars! Time, place & further details TBA   Listen to Eye-Witness Accounts and Updates on Current Advocacy Work:   Rabbi Brian Walt, Co-chair of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council, will share his experiences in Hebron with Palestinian Youth Against Settlement leader Issa Amro […]
  • Human Rights Workshop for High School Students

    On March 13, the Dorothy Cotton Institute presented an interactive half-day training workshop on understanding the human rights framework, for students from two high schools–Lehman Alternative Community School, and New Roots Charter School.  The half-day workshop was hosted by LACS in their terrific theater space. DCI Senior Fellows Kirby Edmonds and Laura Branca designed and […]
  • Knowing Your Rights: Resources

    Links to the American Civil Liberties Union and National Immigration Law Center: When encountering law enforcement questioning       If your rights are violated at a demonstration or protest       Rights at Airports and Other Ports       If Immigration Agents (ICE) are at your door   National Immigration Law Center […]
  • UNDOING RACISM Workshop Apr. 6-8

      Undoing Racism, a signature workshop facilitated by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, will take place in Ithaca, NY April 6 – 8th and registration is now open to the public. The Undoing Racism Workshop is 2 days + an evening; April 6 (5-9pm), 7 (9am – 5pm) and 8 (9am – 5pm). Registrants must be able to commit to attending the entire […]
  • New Roots Charter School Designated A Human Rights Friendly School

    New Roots Charter School is the first school in the United States to be certified as a Human Rights Friendly School by the Dorothy Cotton Institute (DCI) and Human Rights Educators USA (HRE USA) using criteria established by Amnesty International. Principal Tina Nilsen-Hodges and founding members of the Students of Color Unity Club accepted the […]
  • Announcing Launch of Human Rights Educators USA!!-December 10-International Human Rights Day

    Announcing Human Rights Educators USA–Official Launch Ithaca, New York (December 1, 2012) – Human Rights Educators USA (HRE USA), a newly established network, is officially open for membership as of International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2012. Inspired by the 2011 UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training, which emphasizes the importance of human […]
  • Members of DCI Civil and Human Rights Delegation to West Bank Urge President Obama: End the Violence and Secure a Just Peace

    November 21, 2012   “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”                                                                              Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   An immediate end to Israel’s assault on Gaza, “Operation Pillar of Defense,” matters. An immediate end to the violence
  • DCI Delegation to Palestine/Israel Returns

    The Dorothy Cotton Institute (DCI) has just launched its first major international initiative. As part of its Palestinian/Israeli Nonviolence Project, the DCI led a delegation of leaders from the U.S. Civil Rights movement, both veteran and younger human rights activists, writers and educators to visit Israel and the West Bank. This historic coalition of African […]