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CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING ON EXTREME POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATESJan 24, 2019
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty & Human Rights, an independent expert appointed by the United Nations to monitor human rights and poverty around the world, conducted an official visit to the U.S. last year, garnering unprecedented and widespread local, national, and international media attention. His final mission report finds the vast inequality and hardship that millions of people living in poverty face daily violates numerous human rights and provides recommendations on how the government should fulfill its obligations to address these hardships and disparities.
Join us for a briefing where experts and advocates discuss the implications of the Special Rapporteur’s findings on the work of the 116th Congress to address poverty and inequality in the United States.
Rosalee Gonzalez, Executive Director, US Human Rights Network
Catherine Flowers, Executive Director, Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise
Breana Lipscomb, Manager, Maternal Health & Rights Initiative, Center for
Eric Tars, Legal Director, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
Annette Martinez Orabona, Director, Human Rights Clinic of the Inter-American
University of Puerto Rico
Jennifer Turner, Principal Human Rights Researcher, ACLU
Marcia Johnson-Blanco, Co-Director, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers’ Committee for
Civil Rights Under Law; Board of Directors, US Human Rights Network
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