Securing Fundamental Human Rights & Challenging Criminalization of Poverty

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 3:45 P.M.
Where: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, New York, NY
Cost: Professional/Private Practice: $350
Public Interest/Nonprofit/Academia/Government: $0

4 Standard CLE Credits available

The Bringing Human Rights Home Network will hold its annual conference.  The event is co-sponsored with the Columbia Human Rights Institute and others.  This year’s topic is Securing Fundamental Human Rights & Challenging Criminalization of Poverty.  The event is free for public interest attorneys including academics.  Topics include the criminalization of homelessness as well as leveraging human rights strategies.

4 Standard CLE Credits

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Free Webinar with Sandra Sirota

Date: Monday, April 1
Time: 1 -2 pm EST 
Where: Online Webinar
Cost: FREE 
Presenter: Sandra Sirota

Webinar Description:
UCCHRE will host an online discussion with Sandra Sirota on the drafting of the Plan of Action for the 4th Phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education, which is focused on youth (roughly ages 15 – 24). Please join us to offer your perspectives and provide input for the plan. Recommendations from this discussion will be shared with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

>> Read UN Resolution Plan of Action on the drafting of the Plan of Action

To Join Webinar: RSVP  to email

Sponsored by the University & College Consortium for Human Rights Education

Human Rights Education Institute: Human Rights as a Transformative Vision

When: Mon-Fri, August 5-16, 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: University of San Francisco, CA
Cost: FREE – registration required

Human Rights as a Transformative Vision is a two-week institute on Human Rights Education for classroom educators (6-12), museum practitioners, non-profit, non-governmental organization and public service providers. This workshop is ideal for anyone working in public spaces with access to engage community members around issues of human rights. This Institute attempts to highlight structural inequity and the intersections of class, race and gender in order to build equitable public spaces that support dignity, human rights and peace for all.

During the two-week institute, participants will be introduced to concepts of international human rights (with a strong focus on economic & social rights with links to current social movements working on these issues) and the history of human rights mechanisms as well as organizations/curricular resources and effective pedagogical approaches for human rights education. Partnerships with organizations such as the World As It Could BeVoice of WitnessThe Representation Project, and others will be utilized to bring an expansive vision of how organizations are incorporating human rights into their programming and work.

A stipend of $250 will be provided for completion of the two-week institute. Another $250 stipend will be offered upon the completion of your proposed action project. Continuing Education Credits of up to 4 credits available.
Scholarships for airfare and housing are available on a needs basis.

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Event: Building and Sustaining Human Rights Cities Together in the South


When: April 26-28
Times: Friday April 26th: 5pm – 8pm; Saturday April 27th: 9am – 5pm; Sunday April 28th: 9am – 1pm
Where: Atlanta, GA
Cost: FREE and open to the public

The convening will feature discussions on topics such as Housing, Displacement, and Economic Rights; Reproductive Justice and Voting Rights; Human Migration, Mobility and Freedom; and Water and Resource Rights, with facilitators from SisterSong, AFSC, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, and other human rights organizations.

The National Human Rights Cities Alliance is a member-led and organized initiative of the USHRN. It works to strengthen relationships among Human Rights Cities organizers, including grassroots and local advocates for Human Rights Cities, national and international human rights advocates, scholar-practitioners, and others working to advance human rights.

The upcoming Atlanta gathering reflects the principles of a people-centered human rights movement that is both intersectional and transformational. Together we aim to shift the discourse to center human rights and press policymakers to prioritize people and communities over corporate profits and economic growth.

Registration is available on a sliding scale according to need; no one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay. The registration fee includes lunch on Saturday and coffee/tea/snacks/ water throughout the gathering.

If you have any questions please contact Jacob Flowers at

Organized by National Human Rights Cities AllianceAmerican Friends Service Committee (AFSC), US Human Rights NetworkTurn South: Southern Women for ChangeOrganization for Human Rights and DemocracySisterSong9to5 Georgia, and Ubuntu Institute for Community Development.

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The ABC’s of the UPR Webinar – Today!

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 5 PM EST / 4 PM CST / 3 PM MST / 2 PM PST
Cost: FREE

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique mechanism of the Human Rights Council (HRC) aimed at improving the human rights situation on the ground of each of the 193 United Nations (UN) Member States. The result of each review is reflected in the Final Report of the Working Group, which lists the recommendations the State under Review (SuR) will have to implement before the next review. The 3rd Universal Periodic Review of the USA will take place in 2020.

Join the USHRN’s UPR Taskforce for this free webinar to learn how you can participate in this United Nations process from Community to Country to Global Civil Society.

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Kean University Human Rights Conference Hunger: The Politics of Food


When: Friday, March 22nd 9am-12pm
Where: Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey, 7083
Cost: FREE – registration required ($250 Stipend provided

Hunger is no game. The devastating truth of the global hunger crisis is evident in the numbers: More than one billion people worldwide don’t know when they will have their next meal; 20 million of these people are at immediate risk of dying from malnutrition. In the United States, 14 percent of the population relies on food banks, soup kitchens, and similar services to feed themselves and their families.

Despite worldwide economic recovery and growth, an increase in sustainable agriculture and declining food prices, food insecurity continues to grow. Factors include climate change, natural disaster, conflict, and global food policy.

The time is now to end hunger.

Award-winning chef and food policy activist Tom Colicchio, head judge and executive producer on Bravo Television’s Top Chef, will be the featured speaker.

Also speaking will be Karen Washington, a leader in the urban farming movement, and Kean alumna Lovely Randle ’16, who has conducted research on the correlation of food deserts and childhood obesity.

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