About the Program

Inspiring students to explore and pursue human rights activism.

Program Overview

Discovery Education has teamed up with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Humanity United and Fund II Foundation to bring Speak Truth to Power to the classroom. Speak Truth to Power, a global initiative dedicated to sharing the stories of human rights defenders around the world, provides compelling content for a set of flexible, standards-aligned digital resources, designed to educate, engage and inspire the next generation of human rights defenders.

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Human Rights Education

Human rights education builds awareness and understanding of the basic rights shared by all people. But that is only the beginning. Every day, people around the world have their rights violated by invading armies, their own governments, their employers or even their families. Human rights education, at its best, engages and empowers students, helping them to recognize and value their own power in making a difference, as they become the next generation of human rights defenders.

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948, consists of 30 articles that identify and explain the basic rights and freedoms of all people. To see the complete declaration, select the link below.

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Discovery Education

Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional learning and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

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About Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Led by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights has advocated for a more just and peaceful world since 1968. We work alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations. Whether in the United States or abroad, our programs have pursued justice through strategic litigation on key human rights issues, educated millions of children in human rights advocacy and fostered a social good approach to business and investment.

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Humanity United

At Humanity United, we believe in the power of people to bring about extraordinary change. When humanity is united, we can act together to create a powerful force for human dignity. We are a foundation dedicated to bringing new approaches to global problems that have long been considered intractable. Working from a belief that whatever problems humans create humans can solve, we build, lead, and support efforts to change the systems that suppress human rights and contribute to human suffering.

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Fund II Foundation

Fund II Foundation makes grants to section 501(c)(3) public charities in five areas: 1) Preserving the cultural richness of the African-American experience for future generations 2) Safeguarding human dignity by giving voice to the voiceless and promoting human rights 3) Conserving the environment, promoting outdoor education, and providing the benefits of the great outdoors to people of all ages and backgrounds 4) Affording music education, particularly in primary and secondary schools, to nourish both talent and the soul 5) and sustaining the American values of entrepreneurship, empowerment, innovation and security.