Generation Human Rights empowers and engages youth locally and globally to chart a world free from human rights abuse and genocide, through the development of multidisciplinary curricula and custom education programs.

Our staff and board at Generation Human Rights bring years of experience, expertise, and passion to providing human rights education not only into classrooms but meeting youth in their own environments.  Our programs guide youth to understand and process the profound world events directly affecting their lives.

Please contact us at anytime to learn more about our organization and join our team in educating the next generation of global leaders.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

Ms. Haviv is an education and human rights specialist with close to twenty years of experience designing and delivering innovative, multi-disciplinary educational materials and training of trainer (ToT) curricula. Leading Generation Human Rights (formerly the Children’s Movement for Creative Education), Ms. Haviv has created academic and artistic programs in the U.S. and overseas to guide youth to understand and overcome the effects of world events on themselves and their communities, and to step into the role of  global citizens.     Ms. Haviv has consulted and developed curriculum domestically and internationally, including work with the United Nations. She has received fellowships in oral history at Columbia University and textbook development at the Georg Eckert Institute of International Textbook Research in Germany.

Ms. Haviv is an education and human rights specialist with close to twenty years of experience designing and delivering innovative, multi-disciplinary educational materials and training of trainer (ToT) curricula. Leading Generation Human Rights (formerly the Children’s Movement for Creative Education), Ms. Haviv has created academic and artistic programs in the U.S. and overseas to guide youth to understand and overcome the effects of world events on themselves and their communities, and to step into the role of  global citizens.    

Ms. Haviv has consulted and developed curriculum domestically and internationally, including work with the United Nations. She has received fellowships in oral history at Columbia University and textbook development at the Georg Eckert Institute of International Textbook Research in Germany.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Brenda has been a Teach for America Corp Member since 2013 and is NYC Department of Education teacher in which she instructs and coordinates a New York State Alternate Assessment Special Education  9-12 program. Previously she served as an District 14 Arts Coordinator for NYC DOE's Project ARTS in Brooklyn,NY where she collaborated with many community based arts organizations.

Brenda has been a Teach for America Corp Member since 2013 and is NYC Department of Education teacher in which she instructs and coordinates a New York State Alternate Assessment Special Education  9-12 program. Previously she served as an District 14 Arts Coordinator for NYC DOE's Project ARTS in Brooklyn,NY where she collaborated with many community based arts organizations.

Jennifer grew up in Salina, Kansas,went to college to study biology, and decided to become a stand-up comedian instead. You may have seen Jennifer on Comedy Central, CMT, PBS, FOX, VH-1, A&E, CNN, HLN, CURRENT, Joy Behar or her recent TEDx talk. Jennifer is diverse and has shared the stage with everyone from the late George Carlin to the Vice-President of the United States. Jennifer’s powerful directorial debut: “Forgotten Voices: Women in Bosnia” has received critical acclaim and has been invited to screen at film festivals worldwide. Several universities including Harvard and UCLA have included “Forgotten Voices: Women in Bosnia” as part of their curriculum. She is a favorite key-note speaker at events across around the globe and is known for her wit and inspiration. In 2014 Jennifer was named one of the “21 Change makers of the 21st Century” by Women’s E News.

Jennifer grew up in Salina, Kansas,went to college to study biology, and decided to become a stand-up comedian instead. You may have seen Jennifer on Comedy Central, CMT, PBS, FOX, VH-1, A&E, CNN, HLN, CURRENT, Joy Behar or her recent TEDx talk. Jennifer is diverse and has shared the stage with everyone from the late George Carlin to the Vice-President of the United States. Jennifer’s powerful directorial debut: “Forgotten Voices: Women in Bosnia” has received critical acclaim and has been invited to screen at film festivals worldwide. Several universities including Harvard and UCLA have included “Forgotten Voices: Women in Bosnia” as part of their curriculum. She is a favorite key-note speaker at events across around the globe and is known for her wit and inspiration. In 2014 Jennifer was named one of the “21 Change makers of the 21st Century” by Women’s E News.

Suzanne has been an educator for 22 years. She is currently Head of Lincoln School, an all girls Quaker School in Providence, Rhode Island. Before stepping into this role, Suzanne was the Upper School Head of Berkeley Carroll in Brooklyn, New York, which was named a "School of the Future" by NAIS in 2012. Suzanne also taught 1st and 2nd grade at St. Ann's School in Brooklyn and began her career in teaching at the Brearley School in Manhattan.

Suzanne has been an educator for 22 years. She is currently Head of Lincoln School, an all girls Quaker School in Providence, Rhode Island. Before stepping into this role, Suzanne was the Upper School Head of Berkeley Carroll in Brooklyn, New York, which was named a "School of the Future" by NAIS in 2012. Suzanne also taught 1st and 2nd grade at St. Ann's School in Brooklyn and began her career in teaching at the Brearley School in Manhattan.

Renee Cherow-O'Leary, Ph.D., is the President and Founder of Education for the 21st Century, a consulting group in New York City, that develops educational materials and programs for schools, non-profit organizations and corporations that work in the education sector.  The programs, primarily for children, parents and teachers, include assessing how best to achieve educational goals for programs in a variety of platforms--print, television, games and online among them. She was a Director of Research at Sesame Street and has worked with many children's media companies including Disney, Sprout, and  PBS. She also works on human rights education for groups such as the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the U.S. Institute for Peace, Upstander Productions and the Center for Teaching Social Responsibility,  Renee serves on several educational advisory boards including those of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Museum of the Moving Image.  She is former professor of English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University with expertise in cultural and media studies and media literacy.

Renee Cherow-O'Leary, Ph.D., is the President and Founder of Education for the 21st Century, a consulting group in New York City, that develops educational materials and programs for schools, non-profit organizations and corporations that work in the education sector.  The programs, primarily for children, parents and teachers, include assessing how best to achieve educational goals for programs in a variety of platforms--print, television, games and online among them. She was a Director of Research at Sesame Street and has worked with many children's media companies including Disney, Sprout, and  PBS. She also works on human rights education for groups such as the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the U.S. Institute for Peace, Upstander Productions and the Center for Teaching Social Responsibility,  Renee serves on several educational advisory boards including those of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Museum of the Moving Image.  She is former professor of English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University with expertise in cultural and media studies and media literacy.

Alex is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Harvard University. A trained linguist, he is fluent in 6 languages. Professionally active in the non-profit, technology, and education sectors, Alex has served as Project Manager for the Mellon Foundation's ARTstor, the world’s premiere image library of the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences, deployed in 1800+ institutions in 50+ countries. He is currently Program Manager at Active Capital, IT an innovation and business consultancy with offices in the US, France, Dubai and Pakistan, and Board Chair at Generation Human Rights.

Alex is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Harvard University. A trained linguist, he is fluent in 6 languages. Professionally active in the non-profit, technology, and education sectors, Alex has served as Project Manager for the Mellon Foundation's ARTstor, the world’s premiere image library of the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences, deployed in 1800+ institutions in 50+ countries. He is currently Program Manager at Active Capital, IT an innovation and business consultancy with offices in the US, France, Dubai and Pakistan, and Board Chair at Generation Human Rights.

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ADVISORY BOARD

Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated and award-­‐winning photojournalist and co-­‐founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe.   In the last three decades, Haviv has covered more than twenty-­‐five conflicts in over one hundred countries. He has published three critically acclaimed collections of photography, and his work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries, including the Louvre, the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Haviv's photographs are in the collections at The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and George Eastman House amongst others as well as numerous private collections.  Haviv has produced an unflinching record of the injustices of war and his photography has had singular impact. His work in the Balkans, which spanned over a decade of conflict, was used as evidence to indict and convict war criminals at the international tribunal in The Hague. President H.W. George Bush cited Haviv’s chilling photographs documenting paramilitary violence in Panama as one of the reasons for the 1989 American intervention. 

Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated and award-­‐winning photojournalist and co-­‐founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe.  
In the last three decades, Haviv has covered more than twenty-­‐five conflicts in over one hundred countries. He has published three critically acclaimed collections of photography, and his work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries, including the Louvre, the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Haviv's photographs are in the collections at The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and George Eastman House amongst others as well as numerous private collections. 
Haviv has produced an unflinching record of the injustices of war and his photography has had singular impact. His work in the Balkans, which spanned over a decade of conflict, was used as evidence to indict and convict war criminals at the international tribunal in The Hague. President H.W. George Bush cited Haviv’s chilling photographs documenting paramilitary violence in Panama as one of the reasons for the 1989 American intervention. 

Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and WAR, is one of America's most acclaimed writers. He is also a documentary filmmaker whose Restrepo, a feature-length documentary chronicling the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, was nominated for an Oscar.    Sebastian’s latest film, a documentary from HBO films titled Which Way Is The Front Line From Here?, chronicles the life and career of frequent collaborator and close friend Tim Hetherington, who passed away in the war zones of Libya.    As a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and as a contributor to ABC News, he has covered major international news stories around the world, and has been awarded the National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for Journalism. He has also written for such magazines as Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Outside and Men's Journal. His reporting on Afghanistan in 2000, profiling Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, became the subject of the National Geographic documentary “Into the Forbidden Zone”.  He lives in New York and on Cape Cod.

Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and WAR, is one of America's most acclaimed writers. He is also a documentary filmmaker whose Restrepo, a feature-length documentary chronicling the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, was nominated for an Oscar. 

 

Sebastian’s latest film, a documentary from HBO films titled Which Way Is The Front Line From Here?, chronicles the life and career of frequent collaborator and close friend Tim Hetherington, who passed away in the war zones of Libya.   


As a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and as a contributor to ABC News, he has covered major international news stories around the world, and has been awarded the National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for Journalism. He has also written for such magazines as Harper'sThe New York Times MagazineNational Geographic Adventure, Outside and Men's Journal. His reporting on Afghanistan in 2000, profiling Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, became the subject of the National Geographic documentary “Into the Forbidden Zone”.  He lives in New York and on Cape Cod.

Aida Cerkez is a writer, manager and editor with 20 years experience in covering the Balkan region for major international media organisations. She was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1962, and grew up in the former Yugoslavia and Germany. Aida Cerkez became chief of the Associated Press (AP) Sarajevo bureau in 1994, while the Bosnian capital was under siege. She assumed responsibility for the AP's coverage of the ongoing conflict in words and images, as well as managing logistics and security for more than and dozen local employees in three field offices, and for visiting correspondents. In 1995, Ms.Cerkez won the Associated Press' Gramling Award for best managed media operation. As of 2009 Aida Cerkez is also in charge of planning AP regional television coverage. In 2005 Aida Cerkez joined the board of the New York University's Centre for Investigative Journalism, based in Sarajevo.

Aida Cerkez is a writer, manager and editor with 20 years experience in covering the Balkan region for major international media organisations. She was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1962, and grew up in the former Yugoslavia and Germany. Aida Cerkez became chief of the Associated Press (AP) Sarajevo bureau in 1994, while the Bosnian capital was under siege. She assumed responsibility for the AP's coverage of the ongoing conflict in words and images, as well as managing logistics and security for more than and dozen local employees in three field offices, and for visiting correspondents. In 1995, Ms.Cerkez won the Associated Press' Gramling Award for best managed media operation. As of 2009 Aida Cerkez is also in charge of planning AP regional television coverage. In 2005 Aida Cerkez joined the board of the New York University's Centre for Investigative Journalism, based in Sarajevo.


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