Race Treaty – Human Rights Activists Networking In Washington, DC

Race TreatyTonight Bro. Onaje Muid will be hosting a panel discussion on ongoing two day networking event for human rights activists that started yesterday and wrap up today in Washington, DC. The panel will include activists, community advocates and legal professionals.

Guests

Stan Wills from Chicago: Activist/Attorney Stan Willis is a lifelong Chicagoan, rooted in the working class West Side, from which he has developed strong connections with numerous justice-seeking communities across the city, this nation, and internationally.,

Jacqueline Patterson: Jacqueline Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Since 2007 Patterson has served as coordinator & co-founder of Women of Color United. Jacqui Patterson has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist working on women‘s rights, violence against women, HIV&AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice.

Stephanie Franklin: Founder , President & CEO of the Franklin Law Group, P.C., a law firm that has provided legal representation to over 4,000 children in Maryland, and who have been abused and neglected. Mecca’s Place, Inc. is an empowerment center that provides education, policy advocacy & reform, and healing and empowerment services for women and children.

Via the US Human Rights Network,

“On behalf of the DC Human Rights City Steering Committee, the American Friends Service Committee, along with the consultation of the US Human Rights Network, Four Freedoms Forum and the Pittsburgh’s Human Rights City Alliance, we are pleased to invite you, or another representative from your organization or coalition, to join us for a two day gathering on human rights cities in Washington, DC on May 26 and 27, 2016 for activists across the United States.” On behalf of the DC Human Rights City Steering Committee, the American Friends Service Committee, along with the consultation of the US Human Rights Network, Four Freedoms Forum and the Pittsburgh’s Human Rights City Alliance, we are pleased to invite you, or another representative from your organization or coalition, to join us for a two day gathering on human rights cities in Washington, DC on May 26 and 27, 2016 for activists across the United States.

Last spring, human rights activists and scholars working with Pittsburgh’s Human Rights City Alliance hosted a conference to convene people using human rights frameworks in city-based organizing efforts. The Pittsburgh convening began a conversation about how we can learn from the various human rights initiatives taking place in cities around the world and started exploring ways to cooperate and enhance the efficacy of this work. The meeting convinced us of a need for more dialogue and coordination among human rights organizers working in local (city/town/state) settings (see the summary report here).



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