Virtual Field Trip

Now available on demand

For the Present and the Future:
A Conversation on Human Rights

Join host Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and president of RFK Human Rights, as we bring together established and rising human rights defenders for an inspiring conversation about activism. Take a Virtual Field Trip to meet:

  • Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • Van Jones, social entrepreneur, CNN political contributor
  • Jazz Jennings, LGBTQ rights activist and star of TLC’s I am Jazz
  • Darrick Hamilton, Executive Director of the Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
  • Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic Fencing Bronze Medalist

These defenders will share their inspiring stories and answer questions about what sparked their passion for activism and what “speaking truth to power” means to them. Tune in to see how your students can defend human rights in their communities and the world!

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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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Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Mission Statement

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.