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Thursday, June 11

Local & Global Strategies for Advancing the Human Right to Housing
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with UPR Cities Project of the US Human Rights Cities Alliance; US Human Rights Network; Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance
Veronica Dristas
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“Bringing Human Rights Home” Uniting People for Rights: US Human Rights Cities Webinar Series: Local & Global Strategies for Advancing the Human Right to Housing

In almost every single country, in every region, in cities and towns across the globe, we are experiencing a human rights crisis – the housing crisis. And something needs to change. It’s time to reclaim the #Right2Housing. -The Shift

The Coronavirus pandemic has exposed and deepened the long-standing housing crisis in our communities. At a time when everyone’s health demands that all residents have a safe and stable home, more and more people face housing insecurity and homelessness. How can cities and communities better protect people’s right to adequate housing? This webinar features Julieta Perucca, assistant to the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Adequate Housing and currently Deputy Director of global housing rights initiative, The Shift. Learn about the human right to housing around the world and strategies for using international law and the United Nations to advance housing and other human rights. We’ll hear from leaders in cities using innovative strategies for keeping people in their homes and expanding affordable housing. How can our emergency responses lead to permanent solutions? Confirmed City Representatives: Brandon Johnson, Director of the Office of Peace and Policy, City of Birmingham; Daniel Joseph Wiley, Housing organizer with Newark Ironbound Community; Crystal Jennings, Housing justice organizer with Pittsburgh’s Penn Plaza Support and Action Coalition.

To participate in the webinar, https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99925342929