April 28, 2020
Movements, Organizing, and Empowerment in the Time of COVID-19
The pandemic is, quite literally, pushing people apart. Physical distancing makes traditional forms of organizing and activism—rallies, protests, Know Your Rights trainings; the people power generated by physical proximity—impossible. The pandemic exacerbates preexisting inequities, disproportionately affecting communities and people already marginalized. How are organizations and social movements shifting tactics to continue to build the power of marginalized communities in this new era? What are the greatest challenges? How can human rights organizations and academic institutions best provide solidarity that centers the leadership and calls to action from those most affected? Join us for a talk with experts Antonio Gutierrez (Organized Communities Against Deportations), Michelle Morse (Equal Health), Tawana Petty (Detroit Community Technology Project), and Shawn Sebastian (People’s Action); moderated by Sukti Dhital (NYU).
The series is organized by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, and Just Security. Free and open to the public. Join events via Zoom here (password: 200022).
This event is co-sponsored by: Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law; Center for International Human Rights Law and Advocacy, University of Wyoming College of Law; Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic; Cornell International Human Rights Clinic: Litigation and Advocacy; Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic; Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute; Human Rights Center, University of Dayton; Human Rights Center, University of Minnesota Law School; Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School; Human Rights Watch; Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University; International Commission of Jurists; International Human Rights Clinic, University of Chicago Law School; International Human Rights Law Clinic, UC Berkeley; Open Society Justice Initiative; Opinio Juris; Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Northeastern Law School; Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA; Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights; Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah.