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Call for Proposals: Advancing Human Rights 2015
Deadline for Submission Extended to June 12, 2015, 8:00pm EST
The US Human Rights Network (USHRN) is excited to announce its 6th biannual national conference Advancing Human Rights 2015 and to open its call for proposals. This year’s theme is Sharpening our Vision, Reclaiming our Dreams. This year’s theme reflects the deep need to re-center an economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) agenda as a key component of our movement work. Building off of Martin Luther King, Jr’s Poor People’s Campaign and his understanding that an end to racial oppression requires addressing poverty and all human rights, we seek to re-affirm and elevate the link between inequality, violence, and the criminalization of black, brown, indigenous peoples groups, as well as economically and politically marginalized groups. Effective human rights movement building demands an intersectional approach in which equal attention is given to the role and impact of race, gender and gender identity, economic and social class, sexuality, disability, age, immigration status and other dimensions of our lives. To that end, we welcome proposals that cover the full range of human rights relevant to the United States.
Please fill out and submit this form online by 8:00pm EST, June 12, 2015. The form will no longer be available after that date and time! Proposals will not be considered that are submitted after that date and time.
Before you fill out the forms:
Please decide whether you are submitting a proposal for a workshop OR a marginalized/emerging issue presentation. You may submit for both but this is not encouraged.
Please read questions carefully. You can download pdf to review all questions before beginning the application.
Please identify and speak to potential workshop collaborators before you fill out the form.
Please do not wait until the last minute to fill out the form.