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Friday, May 19

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    Making Sense of the Deportation Debate How Bill Clinton and Barack Obama laid the groundwork for Trump’s immigration policies
    The Parallels between Mass Incarceration and Mass Deportation: An Intersectional Analysis of State Repression Tanya Golash-Boza, Journal of World-Systems ResearchYes! Magazine, Summer 2017- The Sanctuary Issue
    Pittsburgh's Consent Decree Failed to Curb Police Abuse: New York Times April 9, 2017
    Crisis of Humanity: Global Capitalism Breeds 21st Century Fascism, William I. Robinson Truthout
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    Immigration and the Right to Food Why Hunger's Nourishing Change Newsletter, May 2017
    Re-entry struggles, Account of a Modern Day Harriet Tubman--Susan Burton, by Michelle Alexander, May 2017
    The Parallels between Mass Incarceration and Mass Deportation: An Intersectional Analysis of State Repression Tanya Golash-Boza, Journal of World-Systems Research
    Report of UN Expert Working Group on People of African Descent, September 2016
    United Nations Universal Periodic Review Report on U.S. Human Rights violations
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Thursday, May 18

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    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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    U.S. Prison System
    POSTPONED: DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
    SystemSaturday June 17 10:00AM-1:00PM
    United Steelworkers Building
    Annual report 2016--See what we accomplished last year! {Annual Report 2016.pdf}
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Tuesday, May 16

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    Help address recent incidents of violence against students at Woodland Hills high school. Sign the petition to get justice for Woodland Hills students. Here's the Call to Action for Woodland Hills listing everything else you can do to help, with instructions!
    Casa San Jose
    Education Rights Network Rethink school discipline-petition to School Board President
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    Beyond the Moment: The Movement for Black Lives includes a number of organizations, individuals and networks focused on a hopeful and inclusive vision of Black joy, safety and prosperity. ... Although in power, hate is not the majority. People who believe in freedom, justice and the humanity of all people are the majority, and we’ve had enough. We won’t stand idly by and watch our communities be attacked and torn apart.
    A Federal Agenda to Reduce Mass Incarceration presents four pieces of legislation and three executive actions that supporters of criminal justice reform — from all political backgrounds — can unite behind. It offers a bold plan for progress in the face of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ directive, which reinstated outdated federal charging policies that contributed to mass incarceration in America.
    ACLU's Freedom City initiative
    Ben & Jerry’s –milk with dignity migrant workers action
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Monday, May 15

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    Campus worker organizing: Pitt faculty, graduate student workers, and other workers are organizing for their rights and to support and protect the right to education. Keep informed about the campaign on their website and Facebook page
    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

    Every first Wednesday of month: Alliance for Police Accountability 6:30-8:00PM Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave. Pgh 15206 (Childcare and food provided)
    Cross Community (City-Wide) Tenant/Housing Rights Meeting 1 Smithfield St. Downtown PGH (HHS Building). Regular Meetings TBA ( Learn more about Pittsburgh Tenants Union) {Pittsburgh Tenant Union Info.pdf}
    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.
    POSTPONED DATE TBA Teach-In: Uniting Against Hate 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.
    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."
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Friday, May 12

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    Why do people facing greatest employment and housing insecurity—low-income, people of color, immigrants, and youth—are also disproportionately subject to arrest, imprisonment, and abuse by police?
    Why are politicians simultaneously gutting funding for public services while dramatically increasing spending on prisons?
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    Fearing deportation, undocumented immigrants wary of reporting crimes
    Immigration and the Right to Food Why Hunger's Nourishing Change Newsletter, May 2017
    Re-entry struggles, Account of a Modern Day Harriet Tubman--Susan Burton, by Michelle Alexander, May 2017
    Report of UN Expert Working Group on People of African Descent, September 2016
    United Nations Universal Periodic Review Report on U.S. Human Rights violations
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Wednesday, May 10

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    Why do people facing greatest employment and housing insecurity—low-income, people of color, immigrants, and youth—are also disproportionately subject to arrest, imprisonment, and abuse by police?
    Why are politicians simultaneously gutting funding for public services while dramatically increasing spending on prisons?
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    Create opportunities for different organizers and groups to network and develop strategies for increasing the impacts of our work.
    Confirmed panelists:
    Matthew Lamberti, Immigration and labor attorney working with Friends of Farmworkers & Know Your Rights LLC
    Reggie Good, Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc. & Pittsburgh Homes for All Coalition
    Monica Ruiz, Casa San Jose
    TBA
    Take Action
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