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Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 2:36 am
From: Kathy Vaughan
Organization: globalteach_in@un.org UN Cyber School Bus
Subject: Human Rights in Action sponsored by the UN CyberSchoolBus

"Human Rights in Action" is a project sponsored by the UN CyberSchoolBus aiming to encourage school children to engage in the exploration of in the exploration of Human Rights both in mind and deed. The goal is to promote awareness and critical thinking about human rights and to have students worldwide engage in an exchange of ideas about human rights amongst themselves and in both the local and global community.

As part of the project, we will be creating an Atlas of Action recording human rights initiatives developed by students worldwide. If you have done a human rights project or want to do one, we invite you to submit your pro ject for inclusion on the Atlas. The Atlas will enable students to learn about human rights issues and action plans from their counterparts around the world. Student projects will serve as a testimonial to global human rights action. The Atlas will als o be published and mailed to all participants.

To submit your project, we ask that you fill out a simple form.

To submit your project via the web, http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/humanrights/activities/form2.html.

To submit y our project via e-mail, send a message to requesting the 'Human Rights
Form.' We will then send you an application and an e-mail version of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

In addition to the Atlas, the UN CyberSchool Bus is sponsoring an interactive discussion about Human Rights within the context of education. The purpose of this discussion group is to examine the teaching of and learning about human rights within schools and the classroom. This discussion is open to all school students and teachers, as well as individuals from related organizations. If you have questions, ideas or opinions about the teaching of human rights, the subject of children's rights, the right to an education, the right to a safe learning environment and . all other universal human rights, join the discussion list and share them with others around the world.

To subscribe the discussion, please send an e-mail message to LISTSERV@NETPALS.LSOFT.COM. In the text of the message, pleas e write SUBSCRIBE HRACTION Firstname Lastname (i.e. your first and last name). You will receive a message asking you to confirm your subscription within 48 hours. You will then receive notice of confirmation as well as a welcome message which includes u ser information. Once the subscription has been confirmed, you may contribute to the discussion group by sending mail to HRACTION@NETPALS.LSOFT.COM. If you experience any difficulties, please send a message to globalteach_in@un.org.

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