Stepping up Organizing for Human Rights Accountability in the United States
2014 is an opportune year for human rights organizing in the United States. In the span of one year, U.S. justice advocates will have a unique opportunity to leverage four different international processes to help expose human rights violations in the U.S., and thereby build our collective power to hold government accountable for ensuring and protecting human rights. This interactive workshop will share strategies, tactics, and success stories from the ground on how groups are using these international processes and standards to advance a human rights accountability agenda and grow a people-centered human rights movement in the U.S. By advocating for the human rights standards and norms that are universally accepted by the global community, we not only challenge the notion of U.S. exceptionalism, but also promote the full realization of human rights for all people living in the U.S. and its territories.
When: Sunday, June 1st @ 3:40 - 5:40pm
Where: Room 1.85 (session 7)
Speakers: Ejim Dike, US Human Rights Network; Joshua Cooper, Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights; Jamil Dakwar, ACLU; Efia Nwangaza, Malcolm X Center for Self Determination
From the Streets to UN Suites & Treaty Reviews to Free COINTELPRO/ Civil Rights Era Human Rights Defenders