ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS 2013: Welcoming Event

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The Welcoming Event for the US Human Rights Network's biannual national conference was held at the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.  The Program introduced participants both to Atlanta's long history of promoting human rights and to the inspiring human rights work taking place in Atlanta currently.  Attendees were moved by the inspirational addresses of the speakers and the passionate performances by the artists.

Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Keith Jennings, Vice-chair, Board of Directors, US Human Rights Network

Indigenous Welcome by Missy Crowe, Member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Addresses by:
Ejim Dike, US Human Rights Network
Martin Luther King, III, US Human Rights Network
The Honorable Nan Orrock, Georgia State Senator

Atlanta Human Rights Stories
Melissa Rivas-Triana, Freedom University
Michele Morales, Georgia Latino Association for Human Rights
Rob Call and Denechia Powell, Occupy Our Homes Atlanta

Musical Performance, Monica Simpson, SisterSong
Musical Performance: Soul Country, Kijai Tafari and Sankofa Selassie

Dance Performance, Moving in the Spirit Apprentice Corp Alumni

Poetry Reading, Camil Williams