17 visitors will be joining us from across Africa and Asia to discuss Human and Civil Rights Advocacy and Awareness.
The delegates will :
Examine the historical context of human rights advocacy in the U.S., and the contemporary foreign policy issues resulting from the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
Illustrate the influence of human and civil rights activists on policy at the national, state, and local levels through lobbying, media, and grassroots campaigns;
Explore the role and organizational structure of associations, NGOs, and religious organizations in advancing U.S. civil rights and equal opportunity; and
Analyze a variety of human rights concerns related to issues such as domestic violence prevention, disability rights, LGBTI rights, freedom of press/speech/religion, access to education, and due process.