We are excited to announce the 2014 Human Rights Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois from April 4th-6th at the JW Marriott Hotel.
The theme of this years conference is "Bringing Human Rights Home" which will connect Amnesty International members and human rights leaders from around the country and the world with members and human rights leaders in Chicago.
For more detailed information & to REGISTER visit: http://www.amnestyusa.org/events/human-rights-conference-2014
We Hope to See You There!!!
Below are the scheduled Topics and Presentations:
I. More Than Marriage by Missie Harward (in consultation with Danielle Fox to integrate ideas from the proposal, LGBT Rights: Ending Discrimination at Work)
II. Redefining Justice: The State of mass incarceration, police brutality, criminal justice & human rights in the US by Thenjiwe McHarris (in consultation with Samir Goswami to integrate ideas from the proposal, Solitary Confinement)
III. A conversation with Edward Snowden by Zeke Johnson
I. Torture in Chicago, the United States and around the world by Justin Mazzola and Zeke Johnson
II. The Forever War @ Home and Abroad: Surveillance, drones, Guantanamo & Islamophobia by Zeke Johnson (in consultation with Joe Iosbaker to integrated ideas from the proposal, Repression of Civil Liberties)
III. Our Water, Our Homes: Voices of Resistance from Appalachia by Jiva Manske (to focus on extractive industries and corporate responsibility)
IV. How Social Media Helped Abolish the Death Penalty by Jiva Manske
V. Migrant Rights (Request consultation with Diego E Zavala on integrating a speaker from the Broken Family Links proposal; with Julia Todd on integrating a speaker from The Dark Side of Migration proposal; and with US Program staff on other migrant rights issues in Chicago including detention.)
VI. Violations of the Right to Education: Two Case studies in the Middle East and in Chicago by Elise Auerbach/Edith Garwood
VII. The Time is Now! Making Women’s Rights a Global Reality by Tarah Demant and Cristina Finch (in consultation with David Stamps on integrating ideas from Gender Violence and Women’s Rights in North Africa)
VIII. Youth by Rachel O’Leary
IX. Activism Through Arts by Kalaya’an Mendoza (in consultation with Sarah Hager on incorporating a speaker from The Arts of Human Rights)
X. Raise the Roof with Fundraising! by David Stamps