The NYC Commission on Human Rights provides anti-discrimination workshops for middle and high school students. Each 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.
School presentation and workshop topics include:
- Bias prevention and the NYC Human Rights Law
- Sexual Harassment
- Conflict Resolution
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.