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Join six expert panelists on August 16: Ending violence at workAug 15, 2019
AUGUST 16, 2019
11 AM PT / 2 PM PT
Don’t forget to register for tomorrow’s webinar led by our partners at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University. US Human Rights Network Executive Director Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez will be moderating a discussion between labor rights leaders from four leading organizations on the International Labour Organization's groundbreaking new convention to end violence at work. Please find more information about our six panelists below.
Magalí Brosio works at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) promoting feminist economics and a human rights approach to economic policy. Magalí holds a Master's degree in Applied Labour Economics for Development from Università degli Studi di Torino and the Sciences Po, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires.
Anya Victoria Delgado holds a Law degree from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico, and an LL.M. degree from the University of Notre Dame in the United States. She has worked as Snr. Protection Associate at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as Project Assistant at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), both in Mexico City, and as a consultant for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Chiapas, Mexico. Anya worked as fellow for the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Women of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights. Anya leads the operationalizing of FAR’s activities with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), FAR’s Global Coordinator.
Sulma Guzmán is the Policy Director at Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM). Prior to CDM, as an attorney at the Public Justice Center’s Workplace Justice Project, Sulma provided legal counsel to the coalition that successfully passed Maryland’s Paid Sick Days law, as well as direct representation of clients in wage-and-hour cases. Sulma is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and California State University, Stanislaus. Sulma grew up in California’s Central Valley and is the proud daughter of farmworkers.
Cecilia Leiva is a leader of UNITE HERE Local 1’s “Hands Off Pants On” campaign to fight sexual harassment. Cecilia has 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, working as a mini-bar attendant at a Chicago hotel. She serves in the union negotiating committee. As a leader in the "Hands Off Pants On" campaign, Cecilia has testified before the Chicago City Council in support of the panic button ordinance. She organized and advocated with her union to help pass Chicago's landmark legislation. Cecilia completed her education at I.E. Jose Andres Razuri in San Pedro de Lloc, Peru. She attended the 2019 ILO Conference as an observer in the standard-setting discussion on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.
Cassandra Waters is the Global Worker Rights Specialist at the AFL-CIO, where she advocates for policies to build power for workers in the U.S. and around the world. Her focus areas include gender equality, trade and corporate accountability. Prior to joining the AFL-CIO, she trained as a human rights lawyer at Georgetown University Law Center, and is admitted to practice in California. While in law school, Cassandra worked with the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, International Rights Advocates, and IFPTE Local 21. Before law school, she worked in communications with SEIU Local 32BJ and catered events in a variety of silly hats. She has a B.A. in International Relations from Connecticut College.
Roushaunda Williams is a leader of UNITE HERE Local 1’s “Hands Off Pants On” campaign to fight sexual harassment in the hospitality industry. Roushaunda has 19 years of experience in the hotel industry, working as a bartender at a Chicago hotel. She serves in the union negotiating committee. Roushuanda rallied her co-workers to help win the “Hands Off Pants On” ordinance in Chicago and has continued to advocate with her union on this issue, including testifying before the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. She possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Law Enforcement from Western Illinois University. Roushaunda attended the 2019 ILO Conference as an observer in the standard-setting discussion on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.
Moderator: Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez serves as Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network (USHRN). She is Co-Coordinator for the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas, North American Region (2011-2015; 2015-2018) and serves on the Academic Advisory Board for the Global School of Indigenous Women's Leadership, a FIMI Project (International Forum of Indigenous Women). Her scholar-activism focuses on participating, documenting and studying the Globalization of Indigenous Women's Movements (GIWM), with an emphasis on networks and the legal advocacy of Indigenous women in international spheres, like the United Nations.
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