All people deserve to live free from the threat of violence. Yet our communities suffer from an unprecedented prevalence of gun violence, often in the context of domestic violence, police abuse, and gang violence. Embedded in a broader system of social inequality and injustice, this issue requires thoughtful and coordinated response by human rights and social justice advocates across fields.
Please join us on August 22, 2014 at the University of Minnesota (UMN) for an afternoon to share tactics and discuss strategy for ending gun violence in the United States. This event will feature presentations by local activists from the region, national advocacy organizations, and experts on international human rights law and advocacy mechanisms, including:
- Protect Minnesota
- Chicago Community Organizations
- Amnesty International USA
- UMN Human Rights Clinic
- UMN Human Rights Program
Lunch to be served at 12:00pm, followed by testimony, panel presentations, and a discussion-oriented strategy session.
*PLEASE RSVP BY AUGUST 20 TO HRP@UMN.EDU*
We welcome any questions leading up to the event
(image credit: flickr user sarihuella)