269.1 Sergio: A Curriculum for Teaching Social Justice and Human Rights

Sunday, November 7, 2010: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Business Meeting
Sergio, is the Emmy nominated HBO documentary film based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winning author Samantha Power which documents the life and tragic death of Brazilian born diplomat and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello. A curriculum for teaching college and graduate level students in public health has been developed to accompany the film. The curriclum in especially relevant for those interested in humanitarian aid work and first responders. Teaching themes of the curriculum include identity, ethics and professional development. This session will provide an overview of the curriculum including the process for lesson development, a screening of a chapter from the film followed by the implementation of a lesson from the curriculum.
Session Objectives: By the end of the session participants will be able to: describe the life of Sergio Vieira de Mello; identify important lessons from him life; gain first hand experience of the teaching curriculum linked to the film Sergio; and envision uses for the curriculum in their classroom settings.
Dabney Evans, MPH, CHES

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Organized by: APHA-International Human Rights Committee
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS