Global School Update

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Human rights, history, pupusas, El Salvador beaches… summer Global School seminars have it all! Seminars bring native Salvadorans and global participants together for a week to explore a variety of human rights topics. Recent themes include asylum law, youth leadership, and forced migration. Attendees tour historical and cultural sites, experience authentic Salvadoran arts and cuisine, and visit the beach—all within the context of discussing important human rights issues.

In May, we hosted our first seminar exclusively for legal professionals. Participants discussed domestic and international causes of and responses to violence, with a focus on culture-based victim protection. The first of its kind, this asylum law seminar paves the way for more such events in the future.

Two seminars were held in June. One focused on forced migration and displacement, the other on human rights and youth leadership. The open-enrollment forced migration seminar combined field visits with workshops about gangs, gender violence, and community development. Youth leadership seminar participants from the Diocese of Pennsylvania Youth explored human rights and youth problems through workshops, museum and historical site visits, and daily reflection.

Interested in an international adventure that develops your capacity to make a difference in the world? Join us for our 2018 Global School Seminars! Reach out to to organize your seminar today.

Hannah Rose Nelson