Building a Human Rights Cities Movement Against Structural Racism - Shared screen with speaker view
Jackie Smith
The slides and additional links to UN resources are available: Download slideshow with links to helpful resources for fighting structural racism!http://wiki.humanrightscities.mayfirst.org/images/1/19/Human_Rights_Cities_Vs_Structural_Racism_July_9_2020_Full_Slideshow_with_Resources.pdf
Jackie Smith
All links can also be accessed at humanrightscities.us
Jackie Smith
Appeal to the world link: https://www.aclu.org/appeal-world
Jackie Smith
For link to the recording of the UN Human Rights Council Urgent Debate on Racially Inspired Human Rights Violations see: http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/watch/urgent-debate-on-racially-inspired-human-rights-violations-contd-41st-meeting-43rd-regular-session-human-rights-council/6165244245001/?term
Jamil Dakwar
Link to copy of NAACP's Appeal to the World: https://www.aclu.org/appeal-world
Jamil Dakwar
George Floyd's brother statement to the UN Human Rights Council: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEkTKLPsMGY
Jackie Smith
The US Human Rights Network is a great organization to help connect local communities with the efforts our panelists have addressed. Also, the human rights cities alliance works to connect cities with this work, and we work with the USHRN. humanrightscities.us . If you're in Pittsburgh, reach out to the Pittsburgh human rights city alliance at pghrights.org
Jackie Smith
One really important action that people in the US can take is to help more folks learn about the reports coming out of UN treaty bodies such as the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent and other concerns, and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
Jackie Smith
The Human Rights Cities Alliance and US Human Rights Network are currently organizing to bring accounts from the grassroots to the UN's Universal Periodic Review of the US--which is happening this year.
Johnaca Dunlap
The US withdrew from the UN, how can the US rejoin or is it based in the president?
Salimah Hankins (she/they)
You can reach out to me at shankins@ushrnetwork.org