Events in UCIS

Thursday, July 9

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Building a Human Rights Cities Movement Against Structural Racism
Location:
Online-Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub along with Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance
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Black resistances to dismantle violent police repression in the crux of the pandemic in the United States have inspired a global wave of resistance to both the immediate threats from violent police repression, and to the wider systemic forces that drive racial inequities and are fueling what UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, E. Tendayi Achiume has called “a human rights crisis of existential proportions.” The global community has become activated like never before to demand accountability and transformative changes to address long-standing injustices. This webinar will offer context and clarity to help community leaders and activists learn how global human rights law and institutions can support our movements for fundamental changes in the United States. Participants will learn more about organizing work to hold local and national authorities accountable to global human rights, and how this can empower communities seeking dignity and justice for all people, organizations and local governments on activating global human rights mechanisms to usher in fundamental changes within the U.S. and globally.
Facilitators: Johnaca Dunlap-Ubuntu Institute & US Human Rights Cities Alliance Steering Committee; Rob Robinson-International Alliance of Inhabitants & US Human Rights Cities Alliance Steering Committee