Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
NB: Conference schedule is subject to change.

7:30 - 8:25 a.m. Registration and Welcome
NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South
All morning sessions take place in the Tishman Auditorium at NYU School of Law

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Humane Education Visionaries
Meena Alagappan, Esq., executive director, Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART)

8:50 - 9:20 a.m. Keynote: The World Becomes What You Teach
Zoe Weil, co-founder and president, Institute for Humane Education (IHE)

9:25 - 10:05 a.m.
Plenary Keynote: Sowing the Seeds of Hope
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE
, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace

Introduction by Dale Jamieson, director, NYU Animal Studies Initiative

10:05 - 10:10 a.m. Humane Education Activity
Kimberly Korona, humane education instructor and program coordinator, Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART)

10:10 - 10:30 a.m. Voice of Youth: What Young People Deserve, Want and Need from their Education
Nikhil Goyal, author; speaker; founder, Learning Revolution

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 - 11:10 a.m. Voice of Youth: How Humane Education Changed My Life

Chelsea Alonzo, freshman, St. Jean Baptiste High School
Kasey Chan, 5th grade, P.S.184M Shuang Wen School
Raquel Ireifej, senior, Greenwich High School
Clayton S. Reynolds, senior, Voyagers' Community School
Interviewer: Sam Chaltain, writer and education activist

11:15 - 11:25 a.m. Humane Education in Today's Educational Climate
Meena Alagappan, Esq., executive director, Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART)

11:30 - 11:50 a.m. Media Literacy through a Humane Education Lens
Melissa Feldman, faculty, Valparaiso University and Institute for Humane Education (IHE)

11:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Humane Education through the Arts
The Peace Poets

12:00 - 1:10 p.m. Lunch Break

1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Humane Education Breakout Sessions
All breakout sessions except Teaching About Animal Issues will take place at NYU Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life, located at 238 Thompson Street. Teaching About Animal Issues will take place at NYU School of Law, located at 40 Washington Square South.

                1. How Can Service Learning Serve Humane Education?  
                Global Center, Room 275         

Barbara Fiore, board chair, Institute for Humane Education (IHE)
Mickey Kudia, humane education instructor, Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART)                               
Kamilah Martin, national program manager, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Humane education leads to service and action. In this workshop you’ll learn how  to bridge existing service learning initiatives and programs with humane education so that students are able to bring their hands and hearts to bear on human rights, environmental, and animal protection issues.

                2. Teaching About Animal Issues 
               Tishman Auditorium, NYU School of Law            

Dr. Marc Bekoff, author; professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology, University of Colorado, Boulder
Nancy Barr, program director, animal action education, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

In this workshop you’ll learn how to bring animal issues to students, in age appropriate ways, in a manner that promotes compassion, respect and empathy and creative thinking to solve challenges related to animal cruelty and exploitation. You’ll explore the difference between advocating specific choices and actions and educating so that students may make their own informed decisions based on accurate information and critical thinking. You'll also examine approaches to integrating animal welfare education into core curricula and formal education settings.



Kids & animals, Marc Bekoff, Foreword by Jane Goodall;

                3. Teaching About Environmental and Sustainability Issues
Global Center Room 279 

Jaimie P. Cloud, founder and president, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
Dani Dennenberg, humane educator and Portland program director, Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART)

The unique challenges that define our era—reversing global climate change, protecting biodiversity, restoring the health of our oceans, developing sustainable food systems, accelerating the shift toward clean, renewable energy—require fundamentally new ways of thinking and acting. If humanity is to successfully transition from an unsustainable way of life to a regenerative one, it’s critical to equip students, teachers, schools, activists, advocates and educators of all kinds with the knowledge, skills, and ways of thinking society needs to achieve economic prosperity and responsible citizenship while restoring the health of the living systems upon which our lives depend. In this workshop you’ll learn how to bring innovative, engaging, learner-centered and bioregionally-based activities to K-12 audiences.

Cloud Institute Links:
HEART Links:

                4. Humane Education in Middle and Secondary Schools
                Global Center, Room 369

Kristina Hulvershorn, humane educator and Indianapolis program director, Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART)
Kristina Korona, IB coordinator, Middle Years Programme, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Marilyn Torres Guidice, teacher, Creston Academy

If you work with middle or high school age students, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn techniques for how to incorporate rigorous, thought-provoking and comprehensive humane education activities (which interconnect human rights, animal protection and environmental preservation) to your classroom and to your entire school. In this session we will also discuss and demonstrate the ways in which humane education supports social and emotional, project-based and service learning. (Meets Common Core standards).

                5. Humane Education in Elementary Schools
                Global Center, Room 288

Lisbet Chiriboga, teacher, C.S. 50; humane education committee board, United Federation of Teachers
Kimberly Korona, humane education instructor and program coordinator, Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART)
Chris Parrucci, humane education instructor, Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART)
Bill Samuels, director of assessment, CUNY, College of Staten Island


                6. Bringing Humane Education to Your Community
                Global Center, Room 269

Steven Dahlberg, director, International Centre for Creativity and Imagination
Shawn Sweeney, youth outreach & engagement, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Are you a humane educator but not a classroom teacher? An activist eager to educate your community? Learn how to bring the interconnected issues of human rights, environmental preservation and animal protection to your community in ways that spark engagement, action, and change.

                7. Changing Educational Paradigms
                Global Center, Room 383

Sam Chaltain, writer and education activist
Zoe Weil, co-founder and president, Institute for Humane Education (IHE)

The current goals for schooling include educating for global competitiveness and success on standardized tests in reading and math. Humane education envisions bigger and more far-reaching goals and approaches to meeting them. In this workshop, we’ll engage in a lively conversation about the purpose of school and discuss ways to influence educational goals for the 21st century.

2:30 – 2:55 p.m. Walk back to NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South
All remaining sessions take place in the Tishman Auditorium at NYU School of Law

3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Humane Education in Action
A series of fast-paced "lightning" presentations, in person and via video, highlighting the work of humane educators from across the globe.
    1. Green Maps: Think Global, Map Local!    
    Wendy Brawer
, founding director, Green Map System

    2. Caring for Life: Humane Education in China
    Pei-Feng Su, chief executive officer, ACTAsia for Animals

    3. The Light: Humane Education in Elementary Classrooms
    Betsy Farrell-Messenger
, science educator

    4. Is Education for the 21st Century and Beyond?
    Victoria O. Chiatula, Ph.D.
, assistant professor of education and program director,         humane education, Valparaiso University

    5. The Pollination Project: Supporting the Superhero in You
    Stephanie Klempner
, co-founder, The Pollination Project

    6. Social Issues Books Clubs in Elementary Schools
    Jocelyn Chiu & Courtney Piotrowski
, elementary school teachers

    7. The Solutionary Schools K-12
    Marion MacGillivray
, educator and charter school consultant
    & Pierce Delahunt
, peace advocate in education and the arts

    8. Changing the World: A Simple Shift in Perspective
    Karen Giuffré
, director, Voyagers' Community School

    9. When 1.3 Billion People Sneeze, the World Will Feel the Impact. The Remedy,     Humane Education, is Coming to China
    Rosana Ng
, director of Greater China Region, Institute for Humane Education

    10. Silhouette Statements: Creating Positive Solutions to Global Problems
    Andrea Neiman
, art teacher, Columbia High School, East Greenbush, NY

    11. Humane Education in Brazil
    Nina Rosa Jacob
, animal rights activist; founder and president; Instituto Nina                   Rosa

    12. Solutionary Congress
    David Sidwell, Ph.D.
, educator and nonprofit leader

    13. ARTS+ACTION - Cafeteria Waste Reduction in NYC Public Schools
    Debby Lee Cohen, director and founder, Cafeteria Culture

    14. ISMOTION
    Kristina Stoney
, director, ISMOTION

4:20 - 4:50 p.m. Keynote: Educating for A Peaceful World
Arun Gandhi, founder, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute

4:50 - 4:55 p.m. Closing Remarks

5:00 p.m. UN International Day of Peace parade begins

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Social Networking Reception
Greenberg Lounge, NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South