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* '''[https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/pghrights Join the Human Rights City Alliance email list for updates on events & action opportunities]'''
 
* '''[https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/pghrights Join the Human Rights City Alliance email list for updates on events & action opportunities]'''
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* '''International Human Rights Day 2018''' [[:file:Human_Rights_Day_2018_Draft_Proclamation_for_Human_Rights.pdf|Pittsburgh Leaders Proclamation of Renewed Support for Human Rights in our City]]'''
 
* '''[[:file:Annual_Report_2017.pdf|Annual Report 2017]]''' --See what we accomplished last year!
 
* '''[[:file:Annual_Report_2017.pdf|Annual Report 2017]]''' --See what we accomplished last year!
 
* '''[[National Human Rights Cities Alliance Workshop 2018, Washington DC]]'''
 
* '''[[National Human Rights Cities Alliance Workshop 2018, Washington DC]]'''
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=='''<span class="wiki_link">Calendar</span>'''==
 
=='''<span class="wiki_link">Calendar</span>'''==
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**<big>'''[https://casasanjose.org/2018/11/28/action-alert-for-amigos-de-casa-san-jose-tell-the-dept-of-homeland-security-not-to-change-the-public-charge-rule-dec-10-deadline/ URGENT ACTION For Immigrant Rights]</big>''' Please speak out for our brothers and sisters at risk by December 10th.
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*'''International Human Rights Day''' Monday, December 10th, 11:30am on the 5th floor of the City-County Building, 414 Grant Street. The Human Rights City Alliance, together with the City of Pittsburgh's [http://pittsburghpa.gov/chr/ Commission on Human Relations] and [http://pittsburghpa.gov/gec/index.html Gender Equity Commission] have urged City Council members to [[:File:Human_Rights_Day_2018_Proclamation_for_Human_Rights_Final_Edit.pdf|re-affirm their commitment to human rights]] as we mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Please come show your support for a human rights-focus in city policy and planning as we seek to build a city that addresses everyone's needs and fosters dignity and community well-being. ([[:file:Human_Rights_Day_2018_Press_Release_Final.pdf|Press Release December 10]]) ([[:File:Human_Rights_Day_2018_Proclamation_for_Human_Rights_Final_Edit.pdf|View City Council Proclamation]])
  
*'''Human Rights and Information Access in a Digital World''' Tuesday October 30, 2018 Noon-1pm Hillman Library Univ. of Pittsburgh, Room 272
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*'''Community Forum on Corporate Power and People-Centered Development after Amazon HQ2''' Saturday January 12, 1:00-3:00PM Human Services Building, 1 Smithfield St. Downtown PGH, Homestead Grays Room. (Speakers TBA)
A roundtable discussion featuring: Sheila Corrall, Professor, Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship, School of Computing and Information, Michael Madison, Professor of Law, and Jackie Smith, Department of Sociology <br>
 
*The United Nations has recognized internet access as a basic human right. This moderated roundtable event aims to foster conversations about different approaches to ensuring the public access to information. Perspectives from the social sciences, law, and information technology will shape the dialogue about how human rights thinking about communications and technology has evolved since 1948 when the UDHR was signed. What does the right to the internet mean in practice? How do movements like the Open Access movement help advance the realization of this right? Why is this right important for democracy, social cohesion, and human rights? How does the human right to internet access relate to our work as researchers, learners, and citizens?
 
  
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*'''[http://pittsburghracialjusticesummit.org/ Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit]'''—January 25th at Union Project & 26t at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  
*'''[http://housingsummitpgh.org Pittsburgh Housing Summit, Friday-Saturday November 9th & 10th]''' More details TBA and at [http://housingsummitpgh.org  www.housingsummitpgh.org]
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*'''Strategies for Undoing Structural Racism and Advancing Housing and Environmental Justice''' Join various community organizations leading efforts at transformative change in our region, and follow-up discussion from the [http://pittsburghracialjusticesummit.org/ Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit]. Wednesday February 6, 2019, 6:00-8:00PM Human Services Building, 1 Smithfield St. Downtown PGH, Homestead Grays Room.
  
*'''[http://click.actionnetwork.org/mpss/c/EwE/ni0YAA/t.2ju/MZ5FhIuJRE6M67H8FS-nNA/h9/HE2UYZIDTZxfLuJ8qHDFiKcv9QeqMGLDJ3IrF8dj2B0Ouaw60AzJFHptdkvL7obNLtnqgKKygqGEz3GCaeb-2BejuSAvFe0lbbqDJcgXFmWtC-2F4OP5qFbK1yfFG5UZArja2rUcMykgMb7gDAlR3CoVTHq6R-2FV3WJuza27KcDVxiFAlu29p38dyAwSXFqBiE3cOCcz9NcUAg0RigmMyBPSsscV4-2BQ50OH6U-2BkjQJd28KcGH1MVKcVF9PH8aO64hDVT8AP6b8SGbKGTAB5AMbdr6pQjaBb55-2BObu-2B7JHVkIiF2upX6rAikS6G9RBQnNgtSKqz-2BoAT7bD82SwYBAfhxnNjbaJ7k5a3JxIivx-2BEJkPkNo-3D| Landless People's Alliance Monthly Gathering]''', last Wednesdays each month at 5:30-7:00PM --Sept. 26, Oct. 31, November 28 –Location: Postal Workers Headquarters 841 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2705
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'''Other meetings'''
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*'''[https://www.pittsburghforpublictransit.org/ Pittsburghers for Public Transit]''' second Wednesday of each month at 7pm at 1 Smithfield Street (Pittsburgh Health and Human Services Building) downtown.
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*'''[https://pennplaza.wordpress.com/ Penn Plaza Support and Action Coalition]''' every Monday. For details contact pennplazacoalition@gmail.com.
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*'''[http://click.actionnetwork.org/mpss/c/EwE/ni0YAA/t.2ju/MZ5FhIuJRE6M67H8FS-nNA/h9/HE2UYZIDTZxfLuJ8qHDFiKcv9QeqMGLDJ3IrF8dj2B0Ouaw60AzJFHptdkvL7obNLtnqgKKygqGEz3GCaeb-2BejuSAvFe0lbbqDJcgXFmWtC-2F4OP5qFbK1yfFG5UZArja2rUcMykgMb7gDAlR3CoVTHq6R-2FV3WJuza27KcDVxiFAlu29p38dyAwSXFqBiE3cOCcz9NcUAg0RigmMyBPSsscV4-2BQ50OH6U-2BkjQJd28KcGH1MVKcVF9PH8aO64hDVT8AP6b8SGbKGTAB5AMbdr6pQjaBb55-2BObu-2B7JHVkIiF2upX6rAikS6G9RBQnNgtSKqz-2BoAT7bD82SwYBAfhxnNjbaJ7k5a3JxIivx-2BEJkPkNo-3D| Landless People's Alliance Monthly Gathering]''',Wednesdays at 5:30-7:00PM, Postal Workers Headquarters 841 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2705
  
 
==[[Forums on Amazon HQ2 and the Right to the City|Forged for All? the Amazon HQ2 Debate & the Future of Pittsburgh]]==
 
==[[Forums on Amazon HQ2 and the Right to the City|Forged for All? the Amazon HQ2 Debate & the Future of Pittsburgh]]==
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* See the[[:file:Conference_summary_-General_Version_3_2.pdf| summary of our Human Rights Cities Conference,]] hosted at the University of Pittsburgh
 
* See the[[:file:Conference_summary_-General_Version_3_2.pdf| summary of our Human Rights Cities Conference,]] hosted at the University of Pittsburgh
* [[:file:Annual_Report_2016.pdf| 2015 Annual Report]]: See what we've done in the past year as we look forward to strengthening Pittsburgh activism for human rights in the year ahead!
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* [[:file:Annual_Report_2017.pdf|2017 Annual Report]]
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* [[:file:Annual_Report_2016.pdf|2016 Annual Report]]: See what we've done in the past year as we look forward to strengthening Pittsburgh activism for human rights in the year ahead!
 
* [[:file:Annual_Report_2015.pdf|2015 Annual Report]]
 
* [[:file:Annual_Report_2015.pdf|2015 Annual Report]]
 
* [[:file:Human_Rights_Day_2017_Press_Release_Final.pdf| International Human Rights Day 2017 Press Conference]] at the City County Building
 
* [[:file:Human_Rights_Day_2017_Press_Release_Final.pdf| International Human Rights Day 2017 Press Conference]] at the City County Building
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* Are you a faculty or staff member or graduate student at an area university? Join our Pittsburgh Area University Human Rights Network
 
* Are you a faculty or staff member or graduate student at an area university? Join our Pittsburgh Area University Human Rights Network
 
* Share the word and help us carry out the [[Human Rights City Action Plan|Human Rights City Action Plan]]
 
* Share the word and help us carry out the [[Human Rights City Action Plan|Human Rights City Action Plan]]
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='''Resources'''=
 
='''Resources'''=
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* ''[https://skl.se/download/18.2625f9e6145ac763d07be224/1401096812446/Local_initiatives_to_counter_violence_SALAR.pdf Local Initiatives to Counter Violence-Promoting Political Extremism]--'' This document from the Swedish Association of Local and Regional Authorities was produced following violence at a 1995 white-supremacy concert organized by a growing right-wing movement. Examples of local initiatives can guide work in other communities to counter the exclusionary and hateful messages of such groups.
 
* ''[https://skl.se/download/18.2625f9e6145ac763d07be224/1401096812446/Local_initiatives_to_counter_violence_SALAR.pdf Local Initiatives to Counter Violence-Promoting Political Extremism]--'' This document from the Swedish Association of Local and Regional Authorities was produced following violence at a 1995 white-supremacy concert organized by a growing right-wing movement. Examples of local initiatives can guide work in other communities to counter the exclusionary and hateful messages of such groups.
 
* '''[[:file:Housing_as_a_Human_Right.pdf|Housing is a Human Right: Slideshow]]''' on international treaties and opportunities to promote the [[:file:Housing_as_a_Human_Right.pdf|human right to housing]]
 
* '''[[:file:Housing_as_a_Human_Right.pdf|Housing is a Human Right: Slideshow]]''' on international treaties and opportunities to promote the [[:file:Housing_as_a_Human_Right.pdf|human right to housing]]
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<br> [[OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute-Human Rights in Pittsburgh and Beyond, Resource Page]]
  
 
=Past events=
 
=Past events=

Revision as of 11:12, 9 December 2018

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Pittsburgh Human Rights City AllianceDignity & Justice for All of us"Human rights don't trickle down...they RISE UP!"

Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance works to bring together diverse groups and individuals to help envision and realize a city that maximizes human rights and dignity for all people who live in our region. We work with local struggles to implement people-centered human rights in Pittsburgh.
About the Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance



Calendar

  • Community Forum on Corporate Power and People-Centered Development after Amazon HQ2 Saturday January 12, 1:00-3:00PM Human Services Building, 1 Smithfield St. Downtown PGH, Homestead Grays Room. (Speakers TBA)
  • Strategies for Undoing Structural Racism and Advancing Housing and Environmental Justice Join various community organizations leading efforts at transformative change in our region, and follow-up discussion from the Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit. Wednesday February 6, 2019, 6:00-8:00PM Human Services Building, 1 Smithfield St. Downtown PGH, Homestead Grays Room.


Other meetings

Forged for All? the Amazon HQ2 Debate & the Future of Pittsburgh

Learn more about how Amazon's bid to move to Pittsburgh would affect human rights here. Resources, data, and recordings of community forums.


Housing Justice

  • Housing Summit 2018 Area organizations are working together to build a broad alliance for affordable housing in our region. Mark your calendars for our November 10, 2018 Housing Summit, and watch for a series of events and activities aimed to develop new strategies for addressing Pittsburgh's housing crisis.
  • Housing is a Human Right: Slideshow on international treaties and opportunities to promote the human right to housing

Take Action:



Regularly scheduled meetings/ Local Human Rights Groups



Alerts & Updates

  • Campaign to Stop Plan to Increase Policing on Public Transit-- This campaign led by the Alliance for Police Accountability, Casa San Jose, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, and the Thomas Merton Center warns that the Port Authority's planned fare enforcement policy will unfairly impact communities of color, increase the problematic trend of criminalizing young people, and threaten immigrant residents.The campaign is calling for civilian fare enforcers rather than armed Port Authority Police and a citation process rather than a criminal process to deal with fare evasion (See FAQs for more information). Community organizations and individuals are asked to write letters to the Port Authority in support of this campaign (see sample letter).
  • PIttsburgh Public Schools Passes Sanctuary Resolution
  • Pittsburgh becomes 6th US City for CEDAW A broad coalition of human rights advocates helped advance a new ordinance enacting the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in our City, December 6, 2016. Stay involved in the work to carry out this commitment to better address needs of women and girls, families and communities in our city! www.pgh4cedaw.org


University-Based Projects

  • Pittsburgh area university faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to join the University Human Rights Network. We invite volunteers from different campuses to help support work on your campus and coordinate with other campuses.
  • Pitt Human Rights Initiative
  • Campus worker organizing: Pitt faculty, graduate student workers, and other workers are organizing for their rights and to support and protect the right to education. Keep informed about the campaign on their website and Facebook page


How to get involved

Please get in touch if you're interested in some of these ongoing projects or in efforts to follow-up some of these past initiatives. We are an all-volunteer group and are working to create spaces for residents to work together to envision and build a different kind of city and region. pghrights [at] riseup [dot] net.




NEW Research on Pittsburgh and Human Rights Organizing:
Responding to Globalization and Urban Conflict: Human Rights City Initiatives Studies in Social Justice

Dangerous Times: Defending Human Rights
Values are fragile. Because the values of human rights depend foremost on the ability to empathize with others”to recognize the importance of treating others the way we would want to be treated ”they are especially vulnerable to the demagogue's exclusionary appeal. A society's culture of respect for human rights needs regular tending, lest the fears of the moment sweep away the wisdom that built democratic rule. Human Rights Watch "World Report 2017: Demagogues Threaten Human Rights-Trump, European Populists Foster Bigotry, Discrimination."


Defend Pittsburghers' Right to Stay in their City! Housing Justice
**Affordable Housing Initiative:** **Pittsburgh Housing Summit** (Resources and links to recordings of plenary sessions) "Don't evict Pittsburgh!" Housing is a human right! The essence of our city is people and communities--not buildings, businesses, and tourist attractions.Homes for All Pittsburgh

*The Human Rights City Alliance works to promote and support activities of all human rights advocates around the region. Please contact us about relevant events/activities to share: pghrigts [at] riseup.net .

About the Human Rights City Alliance

How to Get Involved


Resources

Link to more resources--toolkits, reports, and organizations supporting local human rights work

People-Centered Human Rights: Analyses from Around the Nation and World


OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute-Human Rights in Pittsburgh and Beyond, Resource Page

Past events

World Food Day 2015: Watch video recording of October 2015 panel on the Right to Food
International Workers Day March for Immigrant Rights 2016 Statement of Unity and Solidarity


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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e-mail: pghrights [at] riseup.net

Universal Declaration of Human Rights booklet with Pittsburgh's Human Rights City Proclamation

YWCA Pledge Stand against racism


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