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January 31st, 2015 – Equity: Localizing Human Rights Education

What does it mean to bring human rights education into our communities? Our schools? Our classrooms? Join us in January for an introduction and grounde classroom practice of integrating human rights education. Drs. Page Hersey and Lanette Jimerson will provide some historical context and engage participants in a lesson and discussion about what it means to be a human rights educator and how we can design teaching and customize content to educate in meaningful and holistic ways.

Keynote: Dr. Lanette Jimerson is the Academic Coordinator for the Multicultural Secondary English Credential Program (MUSE) at the University of California, Berkeley. She had held the roles of English teacher, Literacy Specialist, Teacher Coach, Teacher Educator and Educational Leadership Developer. Lanette has served in a number of leadership roles such as the Academic Research and Program Manager for the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) at Stanford University, and co-director of the Bay Area Writing Project.

Keynote: Dr. Page Hersey has been an educator in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 15 years as a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, and teacher educator. As a Bay Area Writing Project teacher consultant, she has worked with hundreds of teachers to develop their writing programs. Currently she divides her time between working in schools as a literacy and professional development coach and teaching courses in literacy and social studies education at University of San Francisco and San Francisco State. Page is a passionate human rights educator and integrates global and local issues of human rights and social justice into her work with teachers and students.


The Bay Area WritiNWP40Anni0129ng Project (BAWP), housed in the Graduate School of Education, is a collaborative program between University of California, Berkeley and Bay Area schools. Since 1974, BAWP has been a vital resource for teachers and schools in the Bay Area, not only in the teaching of writing but also as a model of professional development, teacher leadership and reform. Firmly rooted in the belief that teachers are the best teachers of teachers, BAWP offers workshops for teachers, taught by teachers, throughout the school year and each summer, serving hundreds of teachers and their students each year.

During its 40 years, BAWP has expanded to offer workshops for young writers in grades 4-9, for pre-service teachers, for teachers as writers and for after school program leaders. As a teacher-led organization, BAWP continues to respond to the needs of teachers in the Bay Area and the needs of their students.

BAWP’s current director is Dr. Greta Vollmer.

For general information about BAWP, our summer Young Writer’s Camps, summer programs for teachers, professional development workshops or coaching at your school site or district, contact us at:

Bay Area Writing Project
University of California Berkeley

Graduate School of Education

3639 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1040

Phone: 510-642-0971

We are a member of the California Subject Matter Project network and the founding site of the National Writing Project.