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Human Rights in Times of Crisis

My work in the human rights sector, while pruned by academia, was catalyzed by crisis. Twelve years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast and in the time since, I have been directly involved in the fight for the human right to return and recover. Our thoughts and prayers go...
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USHRN Response to the President’s Announcement of a Ban on Trans People from Military

For Immediate Release July 26, 2017 Contact: Jess St. Louis, jstlouis@ushrnetwork.org , (404) 588-9761 x 104 USHRN Responds to the President’s Announcement of a Ban on Trans People in the Military Atlanta, GA -- In the early morning of July 26, in a series of tweets, President Trump announced a...
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USHRN 64 Day Campaign Week Two Summary: Organization Highlights

In 2010, 46.2 MILLION people were in poverty in the U.S. This Wednesday, October 17 th , is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty . The day was...
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64 Day Campaign Week Two Highlight: Human Rights Institute - Columbia Law School

ABOUT The Human Rights Institute sits at the heart of human rights teaching, practice and scholarship at Columbia Law School. Founded in 1998 by the late Professor Louis Henkin, the...
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64 Day Campaign Week Two Highlight: The Georgia Citizens' Coalition on Hunger

ABOUT The Georgia Citizens' Coalition on Hunger was founded in 1974 as a statewide coalition of concerned citizens to end hunger, homelessness and poverty in the state of Georgia. The...
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64 Day Campaign Week Two Highlight: The Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education

ABOUT The Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education Inc. (SWGAP) seeks to empower rural communities to work for change through education, advocacy, and economic development. It originally began in 1961...
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64 Day Campaign Week Two Highlight: Michigan Welfare Rights Organization

ABOUT The Michigan Welfare Rights Organization is the union of public assistance recipients and low-income workers in Michigan. MWRO has chapters across Michigan and is one of the founding members...
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