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U.S. Human Rights Network National Conference, December 9-11, 2011, Los Angeles

Keynote: Francisco Cali, ICERD Committee Member and member of the Presidential Commission against Racial Discrimination against the Indigenous Peoples of Guatemala will be delivering a keynote address to the conference on Saturday, December 10. Jose Francsisco Cali Tzay has spent his career working on issues related to the rights of indigenous peoples.

Special Guest:
Marcela Olivera, Bolivian Water Rights Activist and Latin American Coordinator for the Water for All Campaign

Speakers and Workshop Presenters Include:
  • Cathy Albisa, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)

  • Radhika Balakrishnan, Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL)

  • Chandra Bhatnagar, ACLU

  • Andrea Carmen, International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)

  • Rosa Clemente, former Green Party Vice-Presidential Candidate and noted Hip Hop Activist

  • Terence Courtney, Atlanta Public Sector Alliance (APSA)

  • Jamil Dakwar, ACLU

  • Kamau Franklin, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM)

  • Mary Gerisch, Vermont Workers Center

  • Risa Kaufman, Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School

  • Pierre LaBossierre, Haiti Action Committee

  • Gerald Lenoir, Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)

  • Carlos Montes, Committee to Stop FBI Repression

  • Saladin Muhammad, Black Workers for Justice (BWFJ) and Million Worker March

  • Efia Nwangaza, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Center for Self Determination

  • Loretta Ross, SisterSong

  • Catherine Tactaquin, National Network on Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR)

  • Phil Tegeler, Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC)

  • Clarence Thomas, Million Worker March
The conference will feature plenaries on local issues, global social movements and movement-building
  • Frontlines of Struggle: Key Issues and Advances in the Struggle for Human Rights in California

  • Glocal Struggles: Human Rights, US Foreign Policy and Global Social Movements

  • Building the Network, Building the Movement

We are also standing in solidarity with critical actions for the realization and implementation of human rights on the local and state level including:

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