For the first time The US Human Rights Network combined our Bi-Annual 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.