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Supporting rural Southern women as human rights leaders to end poverty

Turn South presents at 2019 CHRONIC: The Human Rights Approach to Organizing

Turn South presented at the annual Carolinas Human Rights Network Conference (CHRONIC) held September 13-14, 2019 in Greenville, SC.   The interactive human rights defender seminar “The Human Rights Approach to Organizing” introduced workshop attendees to the benefits of and strategies for a human rights approach to organizing. Effective strategies for advancing human rights in social…

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Building and Sustaining Human Rights Cities in the South – Gathering in Atlanta

Turn South and partners co-presented the second Building and Sustaining Human Rights Cities in the South convening in Atlanta, GA April 26-28, 2019. Presenters addressed challenges faced by Atlanta communities including human rights concerns such as access to affordable housing, home owner displacement, economic justice, reproductive justice and immigrant rights. Participants explored how to shift discourse…

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Oglethorpe Students Learn Human Rights Basics

Turn South offered a Human Rights 101 workshop for Oglethorpe University students on February 21, 2019. Attendees learned about the international human rights framework, and the genesis and relevance of human rights in the U.S. Participants explored which human rights are protected in the U.S. constitution, where protections fall short and what human rights concerns…

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