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Building a Human Rights Culture to Stop Violence Against Women

February 21-22, 2017 Turn South Director Rachel Fowler traveled to MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California to conduct introductory women’s rights are human rights workshops for organizers planning the Resisting Rape Culture Conference planned for April 2017. Participants explored how human rights could be used to ground the conversations for the conference and inform post-conference community action.…

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Community Members in Spartanburg SC affirm Women’s Rights as Human Rights

Turn South in partnership with Ubuntu Institute for Community Development (UICD) hosted an educational workshop and dialogue session in Spartanburg, SC on March 18, 2017 in celebration of Women’s History Month.

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Why the UN is investigating extreme poverty … in America, the world’s richest nation

Ed Pilkington reports on UN representative Philip Alston’s mission to the U.S. to assess “…can Americans enjoy fundamental human rights if they’re unable to meet basic living standards?”

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Global warming will increase poverty in the southern US, a new study says

New study “estimates that southern areas of the US, many of which are already poor, could face a 20 [%] decline in economic activity if carbon emissions continue unabated…”

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Why It’s So Hard to Get Ahead in the South

Alana Semuels reports racial segregation, poverty, income inequality, a high degree of single mothers, and low social capital are key factors affecting economic mobility.

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Tusculum College “Bonner Leaders” Learn Human Rights Basics

On January 9, Turn South Director Rachel Fowler served as featured speaker for the Tusculum College Bonner Leader Program’s first session of the 2017 spring semester.

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