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    Community Power Movement Among other work, the Community Power Movement is promoting a People's Platform and a petition campaign calling for greater transparency and community benefits in the City's bid to host the Amazon HQ2.
    SELECTED CALENDAR OF EVENTS
    Monday May 7 6:00PM Human Rights City General Meeting East Liberty Public Library130 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Get updates on key human rights struggles around housing, transit, immigrant rights, and corporate/Amazon development. Discuss ideas for future actions and education and movement-building work. All are welcome!
    Wednesday, May 30th, 5:00 pm-7:30PM -- Working Women’s Forum How Friendly is Pittsburgh to Working Women?A recent study ranks Pittsburgh 42nd out of 50.Hear what's being done today, what can be done, then join in the discussion. Where: YWCA at 305 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (5:00 – 6:00 pm Reception with Light fare, wine, and beverages) 6:00 – 7:30PM Working Women’s forum and Discussion. Topics include: The wage gap, health insurance, median income to pay for daycare; Protections for pregnant women and working parents; Women in management, business owners, and unemployment rates
    4th Annual Human Rights Picnic Sunday August 26th 3:00-6:00 PM Mellon Park, 1047 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 Meet community residents and activists, learn about the work of partner organizations. Potluck/BYOB. To help plan this event contact pghrights[at]riseup [dot] net.
    Regularly scheduled meetings
    Every first Wednesday of month: Alliance for Police Accountability 6:30-8:00PM Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave. Pgh 15206 (Childcare and food provided)
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Monday, May 7

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    for all?
    Housing is a Human Right: Slideshow {Housing as a Human Right.pdf} on international treaties and opportunities to promote the human right to housing {Housing as a Human Right.pdf}
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    Community Power Movement Among other work, the Community Power Movement is promoting a People's Platform and a petition campaign calling for greater transparency and community benefits in the City's bid to host the Amazon HQ2.
    SELECTED CALENDAR OF EVENTS
    Thursday April 26, 12:30 Amazon HQ2 action at the P4 conference on the river-side of the Convention Center –The goal is to emphasize the massive, catastrophic harm that our communities will experience if Amazon makes the decision to come here, setting aside even the massive multibillion dollar tax incentive package that they would receive. The P4 Conference is showcasing the City's P4 performance principles for the development of the city as expressed People, Planet, Place and Performance. See: www.p4pittsburgh.org. Remember that A few hundred tech jobs in East Liberty created a crisis of housing speculation, gentrification and displacement. Imagine that 50 or 100 times over, and our city will have a housing crisis and the displacement of tens of thousands of residents in a matter of a few years.
    Tuesday May 1 6:00 PM May Day March 2018: Celebrate Immigrants and Workers 2923 Penn Ave. Salem’s Market and Grill (Strip District). Organized by: APALA, LCLAA, Restaurant Opportunities Center, Friends of Farmworkers, Thomas Merton Center, PICC

    Monday May 7 6:00PM Human Rights City General Meeting East Liberty Public Library130 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Get updates on key human rights struggles around housing, transit, immigrant rights, and corporate/Amazon development. Discuss ideas for future actions and education and movement-building work. All are welcome!
    Wednesday, May 30th, 5:00 pm-7:30PM -- Working Women’s Forum How Friendly is Pittsburgh to Working Women?A recent study ranks Pittsburgh 42nd out of 50.Hear what's being done today, what can be done, then join in the discussion. Where: YWCA at 305 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (5:00 – 6:00 pm Reception with Light fare, wine, and beverages) 6:00 – 7:30PM Working Women’s forum and Discussion. Topics include: The wage gap, health insurance, median income to pay for daycare; Protections for pregnant women and working parents; Women in management, business owners, and unemployment rates
    Regularly scheduled meetings
    Every first Wednesday of month: Alliance for Police Accountability 6:30-8:00PM Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave. Pgh 15206 (Childcare and food provided)
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Wednesday, April 25

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    community forums.
    Recordings of
    View community forums on the question of how an Amazon HQ2 and the Human Rights Implications for our region:
    Saturday March 31 (Recording-Link)
    would impact us: "Pittsburgh’s Economic
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    Democratic Accountability" Speakers: Kelauni Cook, Black Tech Nation; Laura Wiens, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Chris Potter, WESA; Moderator: Michelle King, Learning Instigator, Teacher Powered Pittsburgh
    Saturday February 10: Recording:
    Human Rights,
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    Forged for all?Panelists: Mila Sanina, executive director of PublicSource;Carl Redwood, Hill District Consensus Group; Jourdan Hicks, Hazelwood resident & activist; Amanda Green-Hawkins, Director, Civilall?
    Housing is a Human Right: Slideshow {Housing as a Human Right.pdf} on international treaties
    and opportunities to promote the human right to housing {Housing as a Human Rights Department, United Steelworkers, Board member, Pittsburgh United; Laura Wiens, Pittsburghers for Public Transit; Leigh Solomon Pugliano,Co-founder/CEO,Straightforward ConsultingRight.pdf}
    TAKE ACTION:
    Stop Corporate Givaways--Sign the petition to city for transparency and accountability in deal offered to Amazon for its 2nd headquarters.
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    Community Power Movement Among other work, the Community Power Movement is promoting a People's Platform and a petition campaign calling for greater transparency and community benefits in the City's bid to host the Amazon HQ2.
    SELECTED CALENDAR OF EVENTS
    Tuesday April 24th 6:00PM (Lawrence Hall 107 University of Pittsburgh-Oakland): Housing as a Human Right: Legal and Ethical Considerations Panel commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Co-sponsored by the City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations, University of Pittsburgh's Urban Studies Program, and the Pitt Human Rights Working Group. Speakers: Gerald S. Dickinson, Esq., Assistant Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Carl Redwood, Hill District Consensus Group, & Jackie Smith, Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh; Coordinator, Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance (3942 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260 ( Flier download {April 24 Right to Housing Panel Poster.jpg} )
    Thursday April 26, 12:30 Amazon HQ2 action at the P4 conference on the river-side of the Convention Center –The goal is to emphasize the massive, catastrophic harm that our communities will experience if Amazon makes the decision to come here, setting aside even the massive multibillion dollar tax incentive package that they would receive. The P4 Conference is showcasing the City's P4 performance principles for the development of the city as expressed People, Planet, Place and Performance. See: www.p4pittsburgh.org. Remember that A few hundred tech jobs in East Liberty created a crisis of housing speculation, gentrification and displacement. Imagine that 50 or 100 times over, and our city will have a housing crisis and the displacement of tens of thousands of residents in a matter of a few years.
    Tuesday May 1 6:00 PM May Day March 2018: Celebrate Immigrants and Workers 2923 Penn Ave. Salem’s Market and Grill (Strip District). Organized by: APALA, LCLAA, Restaurant Opportunities Center, Friends of Farmworkers, Thomas Merton Center, PICC
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    Pitt Students work with Homewood residents on new resource website: I Am Homewood--this project reflects what can happen when we create networks among the various residents in our city. The Human Rights City Alliance helped bring creative and energetic folks together to enhance local knowledge and advance human rights advocacy work.
    Local Initiatives to Counter Violence-Promoting Political Extremism-- This document from the Swedish Association of Local and Regional Authorities was produced following violence at a 1995 white-supremacy concert organized by a growing right-wing movement. Examples of local initiatives can guide work in other communities to counter the exclusionary and hateful messages of such groups.
    Housing is a Human Right: Slideshow {Housing as a Human Right.pdf} on international treaties and opportunities to promote the human right to housing {Housing as a Human Right.pdf}
    Past events
    World Food Day 2015: Watch video recording of October 2015 panel on the Right to Food
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Sunday, April 22

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    SELECTED CALENDAR OF EVENTS
    Monday April 16th East Liberty residents push back against development plans that reduce affordable housing. Developers have proposed to develop the former Penn Plaza site with office and retail space and no plan for affordable units. Residents want to be able to remain in their home communities and retain nearby access to transit and services. We believe this is a basic human right, and that our communities need to be developed with people’s needs and interests in mind—not solely around the interest in corporate profits. Rally at 5:30/ Public Meeting 6-8 pm. Eastminster Presbyterian Church 250 N. Highland Ave.
    Tuesday April 24th 6:00PM (Lawrence Hall 107 University of Pittsburgh-Oakland): Housing as a Human Right: Legal and Ethical Considerations Panel commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Co-sponsored by the City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations, University of Pittsburgh's Urban Studies Program, and the Pitt Human Rights Working Group. Speakers: Gerald S. Dickinson, Esq., Assistant Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Carl Redwood, Hill District Consensus Group, & Jackie Smith, Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh; Coordinator, Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance (3942 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260 ( Flier download {April 24 Right to Housing Panel Poster.jpg} )
    Thursday April 26, 12:30 Amazon HQ2 action at the P4 conference on the river-side of the Convention Center –The goal is to emphasize the massive, catastrophic harm that our communities will experience if Amazon makes the decision to come here, setting aside even the massive multibillion dollar tax incentive package that they would receive. The P4 Conference is showcasing the City's P4 performance principles for the development of the city as expressed People, Planet, Place and Performance. See: www.p4pittsburgh.org. Remember that A few hundred tech jobs in East Liberty created a crisis of housing speculation, gentrification and displacement. Imagine that 50 or 100 times over, and our city will have a housing crisis and the displacement of tens of thousands of residents in a matter of a few years.
    Tuesday May 1 6:00 PM May Day March 2018: Celebrate Immigrants and Workers 2923 Penn Ave. Salem’s Market and Grill (Strip District). Organized by: APALA, LCLAA, Restaurant Opportunities Center, Friends of Farmworkers, Thomas Merton Center, PICC
    Monday May 7 6:00PM Human Rights City General Meeting East Liberty Public Library130 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Get updates on key human rights struggles around housing, transit, immigrant rights, and corporate/Amazon development. Discuss ideas for future actions and education and movement-building work. All are welcome!
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Sunday, April 15

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    Saturday March 31 (Recording-Link) "Pittsburgh’s Economic Revitalization: Technology, Corporate Power, and Democratic Accountability" Speakers: Kelauni Cook, Black Tech Nation; Laura Wiens, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Chris Potter, WESA; Moderator: Michelle King, Learning Instigator, Teacher Powered Pittsburgh
    Saturday February 10: Recording: Human Rights, the Right to the City, and Amazon HQ2: Forged for all?Panelists: Mila Sanina, executive director of PublicSource;Carl Redwood, Hill District Consensus Group; Jourdan Hicks, Hazelwood resident & activist; Amanda Green-Hawkins, Director, Civil and Human Rights Department, United Steelworkers, Board member, Pittsburgh United; Laura Wiens, Pittsburghers for Public Transit; Leigh Solomon Pugliano,Co-founder/CEO,Straightforward Consulting
    NEW Research on Pittsburgh and Human Rights Organizing:
    Responding to Globalization and Urban Conflict: Human Rights City Initiatives Studies in Social Justice

    TAKE ACTION:
    Stop Corporate Givaways--Sign the petition to city for transparency and accountability in deal offered to Amazon for its 2nd headquarters.
    Mayor Peduto Urges Action On DREAM Act: Click on the city website link and be connected to your Representative or Senator and tell them to pass a clean Dream Act now.
    Stop Plan to Increase Policing on Public Transit
    Communication Justice Initiative
    Community Power Movement Among other work, the Community Power Movement is promoting a People's Platform and a petition campaign calling for greater transparency and community benefits in the City's bid to host the Amazon HQ2.
    SELECTED CALENDAR OF EVENTS
    Monday April 16th East Liberty residents push back against development plans that reduce affordable housing. Developers have proposed to develop the former Penn Plaza site with office and retail space and no plan for affordable units. Residents want to be able to remain in their home communities and retain nearby access to transit and services. We believe this is a basic human right, and that our communities need to be developed with people’s needs and interests in mind—not solely around the interest in corporate profits. Rally at 5:30/ Public Meeting 6-8 pm. Eastminster Presbyterian Church 250 N. Highland Ave.
    Tuesday April 24th 6:00PM (Lawrence Hall 107 University of Pittsburgh-Oakland): Housing as a Human Right: Legal and Ethical Considerations Panel commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Co-sponsored by the City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations, University of Pittsburgh's Urban Studies Program, and the Pitt Human Rights Working Group. Speakers: Gerald S. Dickinson, Esq., Assistant Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Carl Redwood, Hill District Consensus Group, & Jackie Smith, Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh; Coordinator, Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance (3942 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260 ( Flier download {April 24 Right to Housing Panel Poster.jpg} )
    Tuesday May 1 6:00 PM May Day March 2018: Celebrate Immigrants and Workers 2923 Penn Ave. Salem’s Market and Grill (Strip District). Organized by: APALA, LCLAA, Restaurant Opportunities Center, Friends of Farmworkers, Thomas Merton Center, PICC
    Monday May 7 6:00PM Human Rights City General Meeting East Liberty Public Library130 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Get updates on key human rights struggles around housing, transit, immigrant rights, and corporate/Amazon development. Discuss ideas for future actions and education and movement-building work. All are welcome!
    Regularly scheduled meetings
    Every first Wednesday of month: Alliance for Police Accountability 6:30-8:00PM Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave. Pgh 15206 (Childcare and food provided)
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    International Decade of People of African Descent 2015-2025--Recognition, Justice and Development
    Discussion Guideto Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian prepared for use around Indigenous Peoples Day 2017, but this resource can be used anytime to facilitate discussion and dialogue around themes of institutionalized racism, internalized oppression, and the historical and contemporary experiences of Indigenous communities and other communities of color in the United States.
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    an event forto raise consciousness on this coming fallcritical human rights issue.
    NEW Research on Pittsburgh and Human Rights Organizing:
    Responding
    to help us learn more about the policies that divideGlobalization and oppress our communities.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. To help with this work, contact us at pghrights [at] riseup [dot] net or via facebook.Urban Conflict: Human Rights City Initiatives Studies in Social Justice
    Dangerous Times: 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."
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    Tuesday April 24th 6:00PM (Lawrence Hall 107 University of Pittsburgh-Oakland): Housing as a Human Right: Legal and Ethical Considerations Panel commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Co-sponsored by the City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations, University of Pittsburgh's Urban Studies Program, and the Pitt Human Rights Working Group. Speakers: Gerald S. Dickinson, Esq., Assistant Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Carl Redwood, Hill District Consensus Group, & Jackie Smith, Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh; Coordinator, Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance (3942 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260 ( Flier download {April 24 Right to Housing Panel Poster.jpg} )
    Tuesday May 1 6:00 PM May Day March 2018: Celebrate Immigrants and Workers 2923 Penn Ave. Salem’s Market and Grill (Strip District). Organized by: APALA, LCLAA, Restaurant Opportunities Center, Friends of Farmworkers, Thomas Merton Center, PICC
    Regularly scheduled meetings
    Every first Wednesday of month: Alliance for Police Accountability 6:30-8:00PM Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave. Pgh 15206 (Childcare and food provided)
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    SELECTED CALENDAR OF EVENTS
    Monday April 9 7:00-9:00PM “Reflections on 400 Years of Inequality” Mindy Thompson Fullilove, M.D. Bayer Hall-Pappert Lecture Hall, Duquesne University. 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of Africans in Jamestown, to be sold into bondage. This talk will reflect on the costs of inequality, and the call for the US to prepare for and observe 2019 as the anniversary of Jamestown. (see: www.400yearsofinequality.org)
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary Commemoration. 12:00-4:00PM August Wilson Center 980 Liberty Ave. PGH. (Lunch provided) The City of Pittsburgh's Commission on Human Relations invites you to learn about fair housing rights and realities in our city. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Alvin Pearman, Pitt Center for Urban Education. Registration is free/space is limited. Register at:
    https://goo.gl/forms/DkvJZVU8vM9jejnc2
    Thurs. April 12 7PM Clean Air Council is launching its Southwest Pennsylvania Neighbors for Clean Air initiative on April 12 to raise awareness and recruit additional volunteers. This free event will feature Lois Marie Gibbs, the primary organizer at Love Canal, winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize and a Heinz award in the Environment, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 419 Dithridge Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Doors open at 6pm)
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    PA 15260 ( Flier download {April 24 Right to Housing Panel Poster.jpg} )
    Regularly scheduled meetings
    Every first Wednesday of month: Alliance for Police Accountability 6:30-8:00PM Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave. Pgh 15206 (Childcare and food provided)
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