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Dear US Human Rights Network,

We write today to share the difficult news that we are pausing the Network’s operations for an indefinite period of time, starting October 20, 2021.

After months of thought work and reflecting on our stewardship and fiduciary responsibilities, we, the Board of USHRN, have taken the difficult decision to center the health of the Network and its legacy as a key mover of the human rights movement in the United States. This decision to pause Network activities will give us and you, the membership, the opportunity to rethink the next iteration of the Network in ways it can be healthy, thriving and nurturing of our people-centered human rights movement. 

Please give us grace as we work through this critical responsibility, and we look forward to inviting the full Network community into the conversation as soon as we are able. If you have questions in the meantime, please feel free to be in touch with us at

In community,


Molefi Askari, Chair

Eric Tars, Vice-chair/Treasurer/Secretary

Noel Didla, Member


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A Template to Submit Information to the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

140529_nx15a_mlarge_fanon_mendes_france_sn635_0Overview: 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].

A Template to Submit Information to the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

3 Ways to Say #WaterIsAHumanRight On World Water Day!


Today, the US Human Rights Network joins people across the world to celebrate and recognize World Water Day. Today and everyday, we say: "Water is a human right!" 

3 Ways to Say #WaterIsAHumanRight On World Water Day!

Help us take our work to the next level in 2017!

2016_human_rights_report_cover22016 has been a big, busy, and heavy year for all of us. As we hold that, we want to lift up the powerful work we’ve done with our members, partners, and donors over the past twelve months. Support us and help us take our work to the next level in 2017! 

Help us take our work to the next level in 2017!


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Historic Southern Communities Welcome Sen. Cory Booker for Environmental & Climate Justice Tour


Atlanta, GA -- Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) will visit advocates and community leaders in the Gulf South this weekend to gain a deeper understanding of the southern movements for environmental justice and the impact that climate change is having on the region, its infrastructure and citizens.


June 2017 Executive Director Message: "Liberation and Strategic Vision"


The long memories found in historic coastal communities like Africatown in Mobile, Alabama or Houma tribal lands in Dulac, Louisiana tell us that the summer heat brings summer storms. Our current political climate seems to affirm the traditional knowledge that now is the season for preparation and readiness -- which begs two critical questions: what are we preparing for? And are we ready?


Advancing Human Rights 2017: Conference Supporters


Advancing Human Rights 2017 Conference Supporters


ED Message: Women, Water, and Human Rights


March was the month to really celebrate women and their role in the human rights movements around the globe. In addition to being Women’s History Month, March calls for the honor and recognition of International Women of Colour Day (March 1), International Women’s Day (March 8) and World Water Day (March 22).  


February 2017 ED Message


As I assumed my new role as the Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network (USHRN), the communities I care most about braced for a new federal administration brought to power using fear, hate, division, exploitation, greed, and extraction.