Conferences and Convenings

USHRN members gather at member meetings and regional meetings to network and collaborate on multiple human rights issue areas.  Annual member meetings provide opportunity for members to inform USHRN's program and advocacy work as well as to review and inform our strategic direction.  One to two regional member meetings are also held each year, which focus on local and regional rights concerns and seek to link local advocacy efforts to national efforts.   On a biannual basis USHRN hosts a national human rights conference, ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS, that brings hundreds of human rights and social justice activists, practitioners, and advocates together to share experiences and success stories, identify areas for collaboration, and reflect on the state of the U.S. human rights movement, including identifying pressing issues and current challenges. Click here to learn more about our 2015 national biannual conference ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS 2015: Sharpening our Vision, Reclaiming our Dreams.

To date, USHRN has convened five biannual national human rights conferences.

  • The USHRN 5th Biannual National Conference - Advancing Human Rights 2013: Dignity. Justice. Action was held in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference sought to highlight the idea of intersectionality as a tool for thinking about systemic oppression in a broader context as necessary to effectively address human rights violations. The conference consisted of workshops and presentations that focused on a multitude of issues -including immigration rights, climate and environmental justice, criminal justice and workers rights. Dr. Carol Anderson and Glenn E. Martin were keynote speakers. The inaugural US Human Rights Builders Award was awarded to five pioneering human rights defenders and one local human right organization.
  • In 2011, USHRN held its biannual national human rights conference in Los Angeles. Over 200 members who represented more than 60 member and allied organizations from various states attended the 2011 National Human Rights Conference and Membership Meeting in California. The conference served as an opportunity for several new working groups and caucuses to meet and form -such as the new Afro descendent and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Working Groups.
  • In 2009, USHRN hosted its first Membership Meeting in Florida. Emphasis was placed on the growing contradictions and weaknesses of the US as it pertains to the US becoming the world's biggest debtor nation and the effect this would have on the fulfillment of human rights in the country.

Related Information

Convening

USHRN Southwest Regional Meeting and Human Rights Training - Convened October 2012

Oct 19, 2012 to Oct 20, 2012
The Southwest Regional Meeting and Human Rights Training held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was an opportunity for human rights and social justice advocates from Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas to share experiences and strategies.
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Conference

Communities Working Together to Address U.S. Toxics Policies & U.S. Human Rights Obligations Conference

Nov 6, 2011 to Nov 8, 2011
From November 6 – 8, 2011 representatives of 17 organizations, Tribes and communities gathered in New Orleans and Mossville, Louisiana at the Communities Working Together to Address U.S. Toxics Policies...
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Convening

USHRN Detroit Human Rights Training & Tribunal - Convened August 2012

Aug 24, 2012 to Aug 25, 2012
With member group Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, the US Human Rights Network conducted a Human Rights Training and Tribunal in Detroit, Michigan in August 2012. The training held on...
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Meeting

USHRN Southeast Regional Meeting & Gulf Coast Hearing - Convened October 2014

Oct 24, 2014 to Oct 25, 2014
Southeast Regional Meeting and Gulf Coast Human Rights Hearing held in New Orleans on October 24 and 25, 2014
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Upcoming Conferences and Convenings produced by USHRN

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