Call for Participation:
Workshop on Human Rights Cities and Today’s Political Context
Friday July 27, 2018, Washington, D.C.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Conveners: National Human Rights Cities Alliance, American Friends Service Committee-DC Peace & Economic Justice & Human Rights on the Hill Institute
This workshop convenes human rights activists, scholars, and policy practitioners to consider lessons learned from a growing global “human rights cities” movement. Participants will learn about global and national trends, opportunities, and challenges to “bringing human rights home” here in the United States. We also will consider the question of whether and how human rights advocacy might be strengthened through the efforts of the National Human Rights Cities Alliance, which grew from previous such convenings in the Human Rights Cities of Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. This is a space for sustained dialogue to promote understanding of human rights cities/communities and to advance ideas and models for local human rights practice. Particular attention is paid to disparities in race, class, gender, and environmental health, and we will explore how people-centered human rights cities can help to addresses these structural injustices. Lessons from the workshop will shape the ongoing work of the National Human Rights Cities Alliance and its support for local human rights organizers and movements providing leadership and advocacy to secure, protect, and promote human rights for all people.
Registration is free. Please RSVP to: Rachel Bergsieker, American Friends Service Committee D.C. Office (RBergsieker@afsc.org).
The National Human Rights Cities Alliance has placed three double rooms at the Kellogg Conference Hotel on hold for out-of-town guests. Should you wish to book accommodations at this venue, please include the number of beds requested with your RSVP.
There will be an optional happy hour from 6:00 – 9:00 PM on Thursday, July 26th at Mission Dupont Circle (1606 20th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009) for participants who can attend.
See PDF below for more information.