Human Rights Cities Leadership Summit in Atlanta Georgia, May 18-21, 2023

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Human Rights Cities Leadership Summit in Atlanta Georgia-May 18-21, 2023 Cities around the world are struggling to address increasingly urgent challenges related to climate change, affordable housing, increased racial polarization, and police brutality. More city leaders are finding that the human rights framework can improve local governance by centering the needs of people and communities and mobilizing global networks and legal resources.

We’re inviting community activists, local policymakers, researchers and legal experts to join us in downtown Atlanta May 18-21 to learn about how people in cities and communities around the world are working to “bring human rights home.” Build networks with experts, policy makers, and activists working to mobilize diverse human rights constituencies and mobilize international law and processes to support innovative policy making and elect leaders ready to confront today’s most urgent local challenges.

Plenary sessions will offer examples and resources for bringing human rights tools into local advocacy and governance around housing rights, community safety and anti-racism, and environmental and reparatory justice. Breakout sessions will introduce leaders from diverse cities to explore how work across cities and how engagement with international human rights laws and agencies can bring new kinds of solutions to difficult urban challenges.

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