The NYC Commission on Human Rights provides anti-discrimination workshops for middle and high school students, including the topics:
- Bias prevention and the NYC Human Rights Law
- Sexual Harassment
- Conflict Resolution
- Peer Mediation Training
Each interactive presentation includes video materials and group discussion of the values that support the NYC Human Rights Law – equal opportunity, fairness, and respect for all persons. Other information included in the workshop depends upon the type of presentation delivered. For more information on scheduling a workshop or Peer Mediation Training for your school, please call 311 or (212) NEW-YORK. All workshops are free.
Bias, Discrimination, & the NYC Human Rights Law Workshop for Middle and High School Students:
- Discuss distinctions between bias and discrimination and introduce the NYC Human Rights Law
- Videos and case studies for illustration and discussion that apply an understanding of the law
Sexual Harassment Workshop for Middle and High School Students:
- Practical and realistic suggestions for recognizing and handling unwelcome conduct
- Video materials and discussions to clarify harassing situations and demonstrate appropriate responses tailored to the age level of the students
Conflict Resolution Workshop for Middle and High School Students:
- Nonviolent alternatives in conflict situations
- Problem solving techniques
- Bullying and bias awareness
Cyberbullying Workshop for Middle and High School Students:
- Bullying and cyberbullying
- Types of cyberbullying
- How cyberbullies attack their victims
- Results of cyberbullying for victim, bully, and witnesses
- How to fight cyberbullying
Peer Mediation Training for Middle and High School Students:
- The 8-week after school training prepares an initial group of students to become Peer Mediators and establishes a program of referral for incidents that occur in the school.
- Peer Mediators assist their peers in resolving differences before they escalate into threats and violence.
- Program is grounded in the principles that underlie the Human Rights Law – tolerance, human dignity, and respect.
- Program helps schools support their learning efforts and teaches students valuable life skills such as patience, persistence, active listening, and problem solving.