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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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Building and Sustaining Human Rights Cities in the Southeast

Community members from South Carolina and North Carolina met November 16 – 18, 2018 in Greenville, SC for Building and Sustaining Human Rights Cities in the Southeast. Turn South co-organized the gathering as part of our Human Rights Cities Initiative. Participants learned about the Human Rights Cities model as a tool for addressing poverty and advancing human…

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Turn South Presents at October 2018 CHRONIC

Turn South Project Director Rachel Fowler led a Human Rights Cities workshop at the Carolinas Human Rights Organizer Conference (CHRONIC) held October 19-20, 2018 in Columbia SC. The workshop introduced the work of the National Human Rights Cities Alliance to promote Human Rights Cities across the United States, including in the Southern U.S. Participants discussed…

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Peace Development Fund Spotlights Turn South

We are pleased to announce Peace Development Fund selects Turn South: Southern Women for Change to spotlight in its Grassroots Funding Week. Turn South is one of three organizations highlighted today, April 26, for our efforts to tackle poverty. During this innovative funding initiative taking place April 23 – 28, PDF is sharing the work of prospective grantees promoting human…

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