This workshop looks at some of the difficult decisions involved in war such as how nations decide to go to war, proper conduct during war (with a focus on the humane treatment of prisoners), and how societies hold war criminals accountable while also meeting community needs for truth and reconciliation. We will look at the recent upheaval in the Arab World, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the genocides in Rwanda and Darfur, Sudan.
About the workshops
Summer Human Rights Weekend Workshops for Youth | Hosted by the Human Rights Learning Project of AFSC in D.C.
You are invited to join the AFSC for any of three weekend workshops on the pressing human rights topics described below. Each topic was chosen to give you the chance to study, debate, and advocate around a hot topic currently confronting President Obama and the U.S. Congress.
Each workshop will begin with a discussion of the problem through a variety of hands-on activities, news articles, film, and expert lecture. The discussion will be followed by an afternoon visit to a locally-based organization working on these issues, where you will have the opportunity to hear stories from the field first-hand and engage in a community service activity.
The second day will be devoted to an action project that you and the other participants will choose from a list that includes creating a documentary film, gathering petition signatures, conducting a public awareness campaign, and polling the community members on their views.
Sara Ramey at (202) 241-9314
Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana at (202) 544-0324