Children Are the Future of Human Rights

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Sacred Heart University, 5401 Park Ave., Fairfield, CT 06825
Martire Business and Communications Center, Second Floor


This theme aligns with the four key action areas that CHRP and its partners have identified—education, immigration and refugees, economic justice, and environmental justice—and expresses one of our prime strategies, which is educating for human rights across the lifespan. Attendees will include staff and volunteers from community-based organizations, high school and college teachers, and high school students.

The summit focuses our attention on the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which was signed on November 20, 1989, and became effective on September 2, 1990. This treaty is one of the most respected of all human rights treaties Every eligible nation in the world has become party to it, except one—the United States. Focusing on the CRC inspires a broad agenda for human rights in Connecticut and reminds us that there is still work to be done to make our nation a true role model for human rights around the world.

The summit will launch directly from the four action areas that CHRP adopted at Auer Farm in December 2018. The purpose of the day is for the participants—students and community partners working together—to plan for concrete actions in local communities over the next year that raise awareness of the needs of children and youth whose human rights are unfulfilled. Furthermore, we will plan to educate the people of Connecticut around the CRC and petition government officials to ensure its ratification.

Attendance is free. Continental breakfast and box lunch provided.





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