Southern Human Rights Organizer's Conference XX

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Fri Dec 9, 2016 to Sun Dec 11, 2016
Tougaloo College
Tougaloo, MS 39174
United States

The Goal of SHROC is to bring together human rights organizers to discuss common issues and develop more effective strategies for building a human rights movement in the Deep South.
SHROC serves as an important link between US Southern human rights struggles and those in the Global South. The primary goal is to develop innovative and practical methods of organizing across the region Another important objective is to strengthen the capacity of civil rights and social justice organizations in the Deep South. This would enable these organizations to expand their programmatic work beyond civil rights and social justice campaigns to more effectively address international human rights issues.

The reality of globalization demands that the US southern human rights struggle connects with struggles in other parts of the world. Through SHROC, activists and organizers will work together across the region to build an anti-racism movement that adheres to a human rights framework in its struggle toward justice.

Everyone should be aware of their individual and collective human rights and have the capacity to defend them. SHROC uses a collaborative approach to fighting injustice by encouraging activists from the anti-racist, women’s rights, low wage workers rights, black workers rights, immigrants rights, children’s rights, political prisoners rights, formerly incarcerated rights, disability rights, and gay rights movements to come together as a unified force to defeat our common enemies.

Through direct actions, plenaries, workshops and cultural celebrations, we will honor the struggles of local people.  
 Key Issues SHROC XX will address:

- Deaths in Custody

- The Human Right to Organize

- The Plight of Political Prisoners

- The Historic Role of Women in the fight for Human Rights and much, much more!!!