March 5, 2006

CUPID Presents Women Engaged: Powerful Multipliers in US Human Rights Organizing

Posted in cu groups and events at 4:16 pm by cuenv-main

Our lovely friends at CUPID are holding a roundtable tomorrow Monday 3/6 in celebration of International Women’s Day and the 50th Anniversary of the UN Commission on the Status of Women:

CSW meeting attendees, Columbia graduate and undergraduate students and faculty, women’s groups and other activists are cordially invited to the Columbia University campus for a presentation and to join in a discussion of human rights organizing and women’s issues in the United States. Refreshments served.

Bringing the momentum of “rights-based” organizing grounded in international treaties to bear on traditional so-called “women’s issues” in the United States’ status in employment, in the home and in the power structure, inadequate family support, gender-based violence, and the marginal living conditions of many women. The power and challenges of organizing in solidarity under CERD, CEDAW and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Do women have special insights, analyses, aspirations and skills to contribute to grow the movement?

Presenters:

  • Laura Roskos, Advancing Human Rights/CEDAW Committee, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom US (Moderator)
  • Tonya Williams, Women & Katrina Project, US Human Rights Network
  • Ejim Dike, New York City Human Rights Initiative, Urban Justice Center
  • Marilyn Clement, HealthCare Now!

The event will be held from 6 to 8 PM in Room C03 at the School of Social Work (1255 Amsterdam at 122nd St).

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