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Pittsburgh Human Rights-Related Events*

  • EVERY TUESDAY- 12:00 Noon--Tuesdays with Toomey--Social justice advocates gather at Senator Toomey's Station Square office to demand that he speak out on key concerns such as economic justice (2/7) and LGBTQI rights (2/14). Meet at Crazy Mocha/Station Square and march to Toomey's office 100 W. Station Square Dr. Suite 225 Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Alliance for Police Accountability regular meetings 1st Wednesday each month, 6:30-8:00PM Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave. Pgh 15206 (Childcare and food provided)
  • Tuesday Feb 21, (Every 3rd Tuesday) 7:00-8:30PM Pittsburgh for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) meeting, Friends Meeting House, 4836 Ellsworth Ave. Everyone is welcome.
  • Monday Feb. 27 6:00PM YWCA 603 Wood St. Downtown. CELEBRATE the passage of Pittsburgh's new Ordinance for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) with sponsor, Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak. Refreshments, entertainment. Free & open to public. Please RSVP: Click Here
  • Tues. March 14 6:00-8:00PM Cross Community (City-Wide) Tenant/Housing Rights Meeting 1 Smithfield St. Downtown PGH (HHS Building). Regular Meetings 2nd Tuesday of every month. (Learn more about Pittsburgh Tenants Union)
  • Thursday March 23, 7:00 PM Using Human Rights Law to Fight Racial Violence and Discrimination, Room 107 Barco Law School Building. Chicago human rights lawyer Standish Willis, founder, Black People Against Torture, and chair of the Chicago Chapter of The National Conference of Black Lawyers, will discuss his recent successful defense of the rights of victims of police torture in Chicago and its implications for human rights and about the the use of law to fight institutionalized racism against communities of color, and about the practice of law and the realization of human rights in communities.
  • Saturday March 25 International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Post-Election--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] .

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