2011 USHRN National Conference and Membership Meeting

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Date: 
Fri Dec 9, 2011 - 6:00am EST to Sun Dec 11, 2011 - 6:00am EST
Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States

For the first time The US Human Rights Network combined our Biannual Training Conference with our Membership Meeting. Originally scheduled to take place in Atlanta, the gathering was moved to Los Angeles after the passage of HB87, an anti-immigrant bill that promotes racial profiling and violates the fundamental human rights immigrants. The Network’s Coordinating Center decided to stand in solidarity with the immigrant communities of Georgia calling for a boycott of the state. Over 150 human rights advocates from across the U.S. gathered in Los Angeles to attend workshops, trainings, and the membership meeting. The membership meeting resulted in the approval and initial planning for regional membership meeting to begin taking place in 2012. The membership body also approved the International Mechanisms Coordinating Committee as a structure to more effectively facilitate civil society engagement in international mechanisms to hold the U.S. accountable to international human rights standards. Read the full report here.

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USHRN Moves National Conference from Atlanta to Los Angeles

Atlanta, GA – The US Human Rights Network (USHRN), an Atlanta-based coalition of more than 300 organizations from around the country, announced today that its 2011 national conference will be...
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