• 5th annual Dorothy Cotton Institute Gala–Dec. 7th!

    Thursday, December 7th, 6-9:30 pm At the Statler Hotel, Carrier Ballroom on Cornell’s Campus (free valet parking available) Special Guest Speaker will be Reverend Carolyn McKinstry. A life long member of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Carolyn was present on September 15, 1963, when white racists bombed the Church. Carolyn’s four young […]
  • Program to Honor Dr. James Turner and Dean Janice Turner

    On Sunday, October 22, 2017, Ujamaa Residential College and the Cornell University Black Alumni Association will hold a recognition program to honor the achievements and legacy of Dr James Turner and Janice Turner. This program will begin at 10:00 am in the Ujamaa Main Lounge. Your help to publicize this program is greatly appreciated.   Ujamaa Residential […]
  • 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 […]