When: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Where: Online Webinar
Time: 11:00AM PT / 2:00PM ET
Cost: Free and open to the public
Join the U.S. Human Rights Network (USHRN) for their third Webinar Wednesday to answer the questions:
“How can the United Nations system help me
bring justice to my community in the United States?”
“What is a stakeholder report and how do I write one?”
USHRN partners and independent experts Sam Brinton (The Trevor Project) and Sakira Cook (The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights), will provide for an in depth look at stakeholder reporting for the Universal Periodic Review of the United States.
Sam Brinton is one of the world’s leading advocates for LGBTQ youth. They currently serve as the Head of Advocacy and Government Affairs for The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. They are the founder of the 50 Bill 50 States campaign at The Trevor Project to end the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy, first in the United States and then around the globe.
Sakira Cook is director of the justice reform program of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. The Leadership Conference is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The justice reform program works to advance transformative policy solutions that eliminate structural inequity, racism, and injustice at every stage of the justice system – from policing and pretrial justice, to sentencing and incarceration, to reentry.
This webinar is the third in a series of seven webinars from July through October on the Universal Periodic Review. Each webinar will become gradually more specific and technical, aimed at assisting NGOs and activists with drafting their own stakeholder reports for the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of the United States. Learn more at www.upr2020.org.
If you are not a USHRN member and would like to participate in next week’s webinar, please learn about membership and become a member here. If you have any questions regarding your membership status, please contact Membership Director Sandra Solis: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding the Webinar Wednesdays series or the Universal Periodic Review, please contact USHRN Deputy Director Salimah Hankins: email@example.com.