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

Please join our volunteer network of individuals and organizations around Pittsburgh working to promote human rights learning and to engage in activities that promote a human rights culture and advance programs and policies that will help us realize the vision of a true human rights city.
International Decade of People of African Descent 2015-2025--Recognition, Justice and Development

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Get involved in local human rights work*

  • Wednesday April 26, 2017 8PM, Black Liberation, Racial Justice & The Struggle Against Gentrification. Online national webinar:Register at: Join Right To The City and Homes For All for Episode 2 of the Renter Nation Series: Speakers:Robbie Clark, Black Priorities Project Organizer of Causa Justa::Just Cause;Brandon King of Cooperation Jackson;Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of Highlander Research & Education Center; Join us for a dynamic discussion about the historic and disproportionate ways that black communities have been impacted by gentrification and the need for anti-gentrification/anti-displacement struggles to center black resistance, leadership and liberation at the heart of our movements.
  • April 27-April 30 YWCA's Annual Stand Against Racism -- Raise consciousness about human rights--Plan and event, share on the website.
  • Monday May 1: March & Rally for Immigrant Rights on International Workers Day: Support the day without immigrant workers. Two marches in different locations and an evening rally on the South Side provide opportunities to show solidarity and to connect with local work for human rights. Pittsburgh residents are coming together as part of the national #Maydayaction to raise our voices against racism, sexism, xenophobia and to demand fair wages, decent work, and safe working conditions for everyone living in these borders. Human rights have no borders, and people cannot be “illegal.” Flier (en Espanol) FACEBOOK EVENT

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