When: Saturday, October 6
- 12:30-1:30 Tabling and Networking Reception
- 1:30-3:30 Panel Speakers and Q&A Session
Where: Friend’s Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia
What: Speakers will include Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales from Temple University; Professor Ute Ritz Deutch from SUNY Cortland; and Kathleen Lucas, a member of the AIUSA Immigrants’ Rights Steering Committee. This community education event will help create a better understanding of the current human rights crisis surrounding immigration and migrants rights in the US. The Forum was prompted by the April 2012 report released by Amnesty International USA, In Hostile Terrain, which documented the gross abuse and threats to basic human rights in the American Southwest.
Amnesty International, the host of Hostile Terrain is a Nobel Peace Prize winning organization dedication to the promotion of human rights. Our vision is of a world in which every person – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity – enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other internationally recognized human rights standards. Amnesty International USA’s Immigrants’ Rights are Human Rights Campaign works for changes at state and national level to ensure that the human rights of immigrants in the United States are respected, protected and fulfilled. In the coming year, AIUSA will campaign on a range of crucial immigrants’ human rights issues at the state and federal level.
For more information, please email MA1intern@aiusa.org