Human Rights in Times of COVID-19: The Rights to Education virtual panel discussion

Learn about the impact on human rights and the rights to education during COVID-19.

Web3The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Institute for Human Rights will host a web series on how the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting human rights locally, nationally and globally. The first event, a panel discussion, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.

The focus will be on how the pandemic has affected the right to education, including issues of student access and engagement with virtual instruction, concerns over teachers’ health and safety, and the implications for students beyond the classroom.  

Expert panelists include:

Tondra Loder-Jackson, Ph.D., professor of educational foundations in the UAB School of Education 

Ashley Kuntz, Ph.D., director of Scholar Development and clinical assistant professor of educational policy studies at Florida International University

Tonya Perry, Ph.D., professor and interim chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the UAB School of Education and executive director of GEAR UP Alabama, an educational initiative in the Black Belt Region of Alabama

The web series can be viewed on the UAB Institute for Human Rights’ Facebook and YouTube pages.  

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