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Human Rights Cities Gathering

Date: 26 2019 13:00 to 28 2019 18:00

Atlanta Human Rights Cities Convening

Building and Sustaining Human Rights Cities Together in the South
April 26-28, 2019

Join human rights leaders to explore the human rights city organizing model to “bring human rights home”
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The National Human Rights Cities Alliance invites you to a member-led Human Rights Cities gathering in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 26 - 28, 2019. 

The gathering 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 city 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 intentionally both intersectional and transformational. Together we can help shift the discourse to center human rights and press policy makers to prioritize people and communities over corporate profits and economic growth.


Registration is available on a sliding scale according to need, with no one turned away for lack of ability to pay. Registration includes lunch on Saturday and coffee/tea/snacks/water throughout. 

Event times:

Friday April 26th: 5pm - 8pm

Saturday April 27th: 9am - 5pm

Sunday April 28th: 9am - 1pm


If you have any questions please contact Jacob Flowers at 


Learn more about Human Rights Cities including past convenings, a statemeent of principles and much more on our website here.

Presented by the National Human Rights Cities Alliance, American Friends Service Committee, US Human Rights Network, Turn South: Southern Women for Change, Organization for Human Rights and Democracy, SisterSong, 9to5 Working Women – GA and Ubuntu Institute for Community Development.


If you have questions please contact Jacob Flowers at


Information for joining remotely

For those who are unable to travel to attend, there is an opportunity to join sessions of the convening remotely. See the schedule below and visit this link to join remotely: 

Saturday – April 27

10:30am-12:00pm: Human Rights Cities: Lessons & Models from around the US and World – Panel led by National HRC Alliance-Steering Committee members: Jackie Smith (Pittsburgh), Vickie Casanova-Willis (Chicago); Rachel Bergsieker (Washington DC); Joshua Cooper (Hawaii); Aaron Oravillo (Seattle)

3:00-4:30pm: Plenary: Understanding the Landscape We Are In- Local, National, International Framework Possible panel participants would include: Local – Tonya Washington, Allison Johnston, Deborah Scott, Andre Dickens, Vincente Fort,  Kali Akuno/corporation Jackson; Mary Hooks/SONG; Taliba Obuya/MXGM & AIUSANational/Regional – Noel Didla, Jackson Human Rights Institute, Tougaloo CollegeInternational – Rob Robinson; Joe Beasley; Kali Akuno/CJ

Sunday April 28

9:30am: Mechanisms for the Pushback: Universal Periodic Reviews, International Decade for People of African Descent, Treaties (CERD)


Atlanta Lodging Information:

The following hotels provide the best rates during the convening weekend. 

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Address: 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 577-1234

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport
Address: 1325 Virginia Ave, Atlanta, GA 30344
Phone: (404) 768-6660

Ramada Plaza Atlanta Downtown Capitol Park
Address: 450 Capitol Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: (404) 591-2000



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