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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

Teach-In : Uniting Against Hate: Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice and the U.S. Prison SystemSaturday June 17 10:00AM-1:00PM
United Steelworkers Building

Annual report 2016--See what we accomplished last year!
How to get involved
Housing Summit-Resources & Links

Alerts & Updates
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Get involved in local human rights work*

  • Wednesday, May 17th, 6-8pmWater Rights & Justice: (Doors open at 5:30pm) Community Meeting Regarding The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) Problematic & Water Crisis for Renters and Homeowners in Pittsburgh Hill House Association, Floor 2, 1835 Centre Ave. Pittsburgh 15219
  • Saturday June 17 Teach-In: Uniting Against Hate: How the prison industrial complex impacts our communities & what we can do to change it 10:00AM-1:00PM, United Steelworkers 60 Blvd. of Allies (at Stanwix St.) Downtown Pittsburgh. Learn more about the policies that divide and oppress our communities.Join with groups in Pittsburgh and around the country to protect everyone’s basic human rights.Themes include: Criminalization & over-policing of communities of color; Deportations, detention centers, and privatized prisons; How mass incarceration debilitates people and communities; the school-to-prison pipeline; Barriers to life after prison.
  • Regularly scheduled meetings

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] riseup.net .

About the Human Rights City Alliance

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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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e-mail: pghrights [at] riseup.net

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