2016 National Human Rights Days of Action – Atlanta (GA, USA) – 10 December 2016
Source: The US Human Rights Network
In the wake of the recent Presidential elections in the U.S., many are legitimately fearful about the future of the rights and protections that are no longer guaranteed protection by federal authorities. This makes it even more important that we work to strengthen the role of local and state agencies in defending against discrimination and other human rights violations.
Our growing member-led and organized National Human Rights City Network is working to strengthen local initiatives for human rights with ideas for building local movements, models for local policies and actions, and by supporting a diverse network of human rights defenders around the country and world. These efforts are even more vital now, as political theorist Benjamin Barber has suggested - cities are where we can counter the nationalist and exclusionary policies and rhetoric of the Trump administration.