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UPR Cities Webinar on "Protecting People & Advancing Dignity Economies"

May 5, 2020

Help “Bring Human Rights Home”

Join communities & cities around the country to hold U.S. public officials accountable to global human rights!

UPR Cities Webinar:

Protecting People & Advancing Dignity Economies—Human Rights City Strategies

Monday May 11, 2020 4:00PM-5:15PM EDT / 1:00PM Pacific

The US Human Rights Cities Alliance and US Human Rights Network have been bringing community voices to the United Nations, as part of a United NationsUniversal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United States’ human rights record. The May 11th date for the U.S. Government UPR review has been postponed by the pandemic, but in its place we’re organizing a virtual gathering to help community advocates learn how to use the UPR review process to advocate for their communities. We’ll hear about the world’s first national cities stakeholder report to the UN. Organizers from New Orleans, Washington DC, and Pittsburgh will show how the UPR can help local organizing. And we’ll learn about the Southern Mayors’ Human Rights Agenda and how it can help define the kind of post-COVID-19 city we all need. Learn about using the UPR process to organize locally and bring global pressure on national and local officials through the UPR Cities Project.  To participate in the webinar, visit: (Recommended browsers: Firefox or Chrome)

For links to previous webinars and other details see UPR Cities Project.

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