Saturday, October 12, 2013

October 17th: Human Rights Regional Hearing

On October 17th, the Chicago Anti-Eviction will co-sponsor the Midwest Regional Human Rights hearing. The purpose of these hearings are to take live testimony of how you, or your community have been impacted by racial discrimination, educational policies/school closings, housing, violence, crime, mass incarceration, access to healthcare, and by the lack of human rights enforcement. 

We are accepting all testimony and our experts will make the connection to the International Covenant on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
We encourage parents, students, children, academics, clergy, non-profits, community groups and elected officials to attend.

These hearings are necessary to give the people impacted, or working on the listed issues on the flyer a voice before the United Nations as the United States human rights record is up for review before the world.

In addition to this hearing, we are taking testimony in the form of oral, written, and video recording. We will be providing documentation for those who are willing to give oral or video testimony. If you cannot attend the hearing on October 17th, please attend the pre-hearings on October 10th and 11th at 6:30pm at NEIU Jacob Carruthers Inner City Studies, located at 700 E Oakwood. 

We greatly encourage it if all those who participated in previous Human Rights efforts or missions by the United Nations to call (312 287 7228) or email (antieviction@gmail.comif you would like to be part of this process of collecting testimony.

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