Month: May 2019


Passive Program of the Month
What are Human Rights?

School: University of California, San Diego Region: PACURH
Person in charge: Niccolo Sabia Nominator: Niccolo Sabia

Target Population: 300 Time Needed to Organize:
Number of People in Attendance: 300 Date(s) of Program:
Number of People Needed to Organize: Cost of Program:
On-Campus Population: 12000 Chapter Size: 47

Origin of Program:

The origin came from my classes a while ago, and my research programs I was fortunate to have participated in during my last year at the University of California, San Diego. I had taken two international studies classes, one of them being on national security and the other being on human rights which opened my eyes to the whole concept of human rights and how they are not in practice everywhere in the world. In addition the Mexican Migration Field Program allowed me and others to travel to Tijuana, Mexico to interview deportees. Lastly, another research program involved researching the flow of refugees and how they seek asylum. All these were unexpected parts of my education and encouraged me to make these series of posters

Word Count: 125

Please give a short description of the program:

I did not want to create a program that was highly political because a lot of programs can be extrapolated by people to have a political biases. I wanted to create a passive program that would encourage residents to look at the world differently. I gathered two recognized international sources which are representative of a global consensus, the United Nations and Amnesty international. The United Nations has the most recognized document on human rights that subsequent countries have used to create their own laws and guidelines. Using adobe spark I created and designed four different templates, the first one describing what human rights are according to the United Nations and how these rights should be respected. The second I highlight several portions of the Universal Declaration and how that they do not apply in reality. For example, how there's freedom of movement but people are not able to leave or seek sanctuary. The third I described what the differences are between a refugee and asylum seeker, and how that it is easy to ignore the other identities when you here people described solely in these terms. Last I created an open ended poster about what they could do in order to promote human rights or their own causes and easy ways of being an activist in whatever cause they might like

Word Count: 222

Goals of the program:

The program involved creating passives that were able to encourage residents to think about the world in a global context. I wanted residents to be able to connect what the expectation of human rights are and how they connect to things they might see in the news and be able to form their own opinions. I did not want to try to force an agenda on residents but to present very open ended information about what global principles have been established before and what have been the implications are they related to other countries. I also wanted to encourage residents to find ways to channel their own passions and activism in the context of human rights. Summer is around the corner and there are nonprofits that they can seek out and find

Word Count: 134

Positive and lasting effects of the program:

Hopefully to not paint a dismal picture of humans rights of course but to inform of a concept, a situation, and a call to action that they can make their own judgments about! There are a ton of groups they could donate or lend their talents to that do not even have to do with human rights. It's early in the program so exposure is still taking place.

Word Count: 69

Short evaluation of the program:

Again it's too early to evaluated but the process has gone well so far and posters are placed in strategic places. The neighborhood group I was in consisted of 3 other Resident Assistants, Aali Hakim, Jiaxin Luo, and Norman Chen-Liaw whom helped me organize and put up the posters

Word Count: 49

How could this program be adapted to other campuses?

Easy! The informational and organizations involved can be easily accessed over the internet and the posters do not contain any campus identifiable information. The information should be gathered and organized while citing all sources used.

Word Count: 36

Date of entry into database: 2019-06-08 01:41:42

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