INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES AT SENATE HART OFFICE BUILDING
The International Day of Families is observed annually on May 15th. The day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237 and reflects the importance of the family unit to the international community. The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic, and demographic processes affecting families. Additional photos can be found in this Google Drive folder.
WORKING WITH UNITARIANS TO SUPPORT REFUGEES
EDUCATION AND AWARENESS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BRIDGING LGBTI REFUGEES AND THE BROADER AMERICAN LGBTQ COMMUNITY & CELEBRATING HUMAN RIGHTS DAY WITH LGBTI REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS, Dec. 10th, 2015 At CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, ROOM 121, Washington,D.C. With Congressman Alan Lowenthal of the 47th District of California.
BRIDGING LGBTI REFUGEES AND THE BROADER AMERICAN LGBT COMMUNITY, October-December 2015 in Houston, Miami and San Diego
REFUGEE COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP – EMPOWERING HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN EXILE
Society is still in need of the critical work done by human rights defenders who are dedicated to combating violence and impunity. When human rights defenders in exile discontinue their activities, the repercussions can affect peace and stability as a whole and reduce the number of human rights activists. Empowering the work of the human rights defenders in exile is consistent with the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 53/44 of December 9, 1998 on Human Rights Defenders. However, the human rights defenders living in exile all over the world are restricted by obstacles such as racism, indifference, exclusion, poverty, gender inequality, homophobia, and xenophobia. Empowering the work of human rights defenders who are living in exile means eradicating poverty and contributing to the progress of human rights in general.
Discussion on Empowering Human Rights Defenders in Exile, Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Freedom House, 4th Floor Conference Room, 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. With Allida Black, Ph.D, Managing Director, The Allenswood Group; Senior Fellow, Women’s Research and Education Institute – Brian Dooley, Director, Human Rights Defenders at Human Rights First – Don Kusler, the Executive- Director, Americans For Democratic Action – Gina Anderson, Senior Counsel, Center for Human Rights, American Bar Association, and Beni Dedieu Luzau, Chairperson, Refugee Alliance Network. Moderator: Jenai Cox, Program Manager, Africa at Freedom House.