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The US Human Rights Network is a national network of organizations and individuals working to strengthen a human rights movement and culture within the United States, that is led by the people most directly impacted by human rights violations.
Overview: The following is a suggested template for U.S. Civil Society submissions to the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent[UNWGEPAD or Working Group].
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws".
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Following a July request to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Coalition for a hearing on structural racism and police brutality in the United States, co-sponsored by the US Human Rights Network, a coalition of human rights and social justice groups alongside families of victims of police violence is now set to testify on structural racism and police brutality in the United States. The hearing will take place Wednesday, October 6, 2020 and is open to the public for registration.
This statement and call for sign-ons has been developed and circulated by USHRN member organization Society for the Psychological Study of Social issues (SPSSI). It asks for Member States, UN organs and programmes, NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector to go beyond the rhetoric of “leaving no one behind” and take concrete steps to address the eradication of systemic racism and racial and ethnic discrimination across the 17 SDGs.
On August 22, the US Human Rights Network, alongside the Jordan Davis Foundation, Sankofa.org, Gathering for Justice, Donkeysaddle Projects, the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation, and the Artists & Activists Coalition hosted the first-ever Who Were They? An Era of Untold Stories from Emmett Till to George Floyd Facebook Live event.
We are excited to share an update with you on this coming Saturday’s virtual Black Lives Matter healing event, Who Were They? An Era of Untold Stories from Emmett Till to George Floyd.
We need your organization’s support to sign-on to our letter to California’s Governor Newsom, calling for an urgent depopulation of people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison.