Materials & Videos

Welcome   (Video)
Richard Roberts
Frances and Charles Field Professor of History
Stanford University 

Keynote Address: Human Rights Education in a Globalizing World   (Video)
Felisa Tibbitts
Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

The Manifestation Project: A Transformational Approach to Human Rights  Education   (Video)
Enrique Luna, 2011-12 SHREI Fellow, History Instructor, Gavilan College
Tim Maxwell, 2011-12 SHREI Fellow, Professor of English, College of San Mateo (Handout)

2012 Outstanding Student Project Award   (Video)

Keynote Address: Camera as Witness – International Human Rights Documentaries   (Video)
Jasmina Bojic
Film Critic/Lecturer
Director, Camera as Witness Program
Stanford University
Film Speak Luvo Speak Jane shown and posted with permission from Localfilms 

2011-12 SHREI Fellowship Capstone Presentations:

Choosing What Matters: Exploring Rights and Responsibilities in Human Rights Education
Kimberly Keenan, SHREI Fellow, Professor, City College of San Francisco

Manifestation: Human Rights Day at College of San Mateo
Tim Maxwell, SHREI Fellow, Professor of English, College of San Mateo
College of San Mateo students: Gerald Nash, Derek Plemons, Kaitlyn Sullins, Sandy Alvarez, Michael Nieve, Juan Manuel Araoz Alborta, and Coty Hedgecock

United Nations Policy Commission Presentation: Human Rights of the Detained   (Video)
Sadie Reynolds, SHREI Fellow, Instructor, Cabrillo College

Where do Human Rights Belong in a Syllabus?
Lindsay Padilla, SHREI Fellow, Sociology Instructor, Monterey Peninsula College and Gavilan College

Integrating Human Rights Education into the Human Sexuality Curriculum
Bobby Hutchison, SHREI Fellow, Instructor, Modesto Junior College

Human Rights in California Community Colleges:

Social Activism in Documents of Declaration and Testimony
Cheryl Chaffin, English Instructor and Writing Center Co-Director, Cabrillo College

Discovering A Place to Stand: Writing About Human Rights in Developmental English Classes
Jeff Tannen, English Instructor, Fresno City College

Strategies of Empowerment
Cecilia Maria Salvi, Adult Education, Los Angeles City College

Methods of Reflection, Research and Service-Learning Practice and Partnership as catalysts for Change and Transformation in the Community College Classroom
Fabienne McPhail Naples, Vice President for Student Success, Golden West College

Using Art to Promote Dignity and Human Rights for Indigenous Women and Men
Rita E. Moran, ESL Instructor, City College of San Francisco

The Rights of Environmental Refugees   (panel video)
Katie Zanoni, Curriculum Developer and Adjunct Professor, San Diego City College

Just War Theory and the Goal of Protecting Human Rights   (panel video)
Steve Miller, Professor of Political Science, Modesto Junior College

Human Trafficking is Global Slavery: A Cross-Disciplinary Curriculum for Community Colleges   (panel video)
Lotte Elsa Goos, Graduate Student, Stanford School of Education
Beatrice Takasugi, Graduate Student, Stanford School of Education

Philosophy 2 at Los Medanos College: A Student-Centered, Interdisciplinary Approach to Applied Ethics
Jennifer Saito, Professor of Mathematics & Philosophy, Honors Program Director, Director of Science & Math Education, Los Medanos College
Alex Sterling, Professor of English & Philosophy, Chair, General Education Committee, Los Medanos College
Daniel Ramirez, Professor of Philosophy, Chair, Philosophy Department, Los Medanos College

The World As It Could Be - Innovative Arts-Based Teaching of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Sandy Sohcot, Executive Director, Rex Foundation

Concluding Remarks    (Video)
Lindsay Padilla
2011-12 SHREI Fellow



SHREI laid the foundation for Stanford Global Studies' new and thematically broadened community college partnership, Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC). EPIC focuses on strengthening the internationalization of curricula and the professionalization of language instruction at community colleges and K-12 institutions and includes the following programs for community college instructors:

  • Fellows Program and Symposium
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Foreign Language Professional Development Workshops

For information on future workshops, symposia, and fellows programs, visit EPIC at


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SHREI Newsletter Winter 2014
New Workshops for Community College Instructors; Art at De Anza College; 2013-14 SHREI Fellows; 2014 SHREI Symposium; Upcoming Film Screening; Outstanding Student Project Award Read More

SHREI Newsletter Fall 2012 
SHREI Announces 2012-13 Human Rights Educator Fellows; Recap: 2012 Symposium. Read More



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