Red Cross Introduces Humanitarian Law Class

The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross is partnering with the United Nations Association of San Diego to offer a FREE 4-hour teacher training course, Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL).  The workshop is designed to introduce upper level middle school, high school and college educators to the American Red Cross EHL curriculum and prepare them to effectively and easily integrate the EHL curriculum into existing lesson plans.
Exploring Humanitarian Law is an innovative, international program that builds critical-thinking skills and character through understanding human dignity: instilling respect, fairness, caring and the responsibilities of global citizenship.
It will be offered on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 10am to 2pm at the UN Association Building, located at 2171 Pan American Plaza in Balboa Park.
The American Red Cross is an authorized provider of Continuing Education Units through the International Association for Continuing Educations and Training (IACET).
The local chapter of the American Red Cross also regularly offers a class on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), which provides a framework for protection of civilians and combatants alike in a world where warfare and civil strife are a daily reality for millions.  This FREE 4-hour introductory course is intended to raise awareness among local community members and leaders about the Geneva Conventions of 1949, the basic rules of IHL and the role of the Red Cross to implement IHL during armed conflict.   All classes are held at the local Red Cross chapter headquarters located at 3950 Calle Fortunada in Kearny Mesa.  Upcoming training dates are as follows:
Thursday, February 25, 2010 from 1pm – 5pm
Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 1pm – 5pm
Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 3pm – 7pm
For more information regarding these classes or to register, please visit www.sdarc.org/internationalservices or contact Christine Seisun at 858-309-1338 or christine.seisun@sdarc.org.