Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Speak Up for Leonard Peltier: Dearborn/Detroit, MI Consultation Tomorrow

Consultations continue with Dearborn/Detroit, MI tomorrow, April 7. This is hosted jointly by American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the NAACP. The ADC's announcement is below:

"On Wednesday, April 7, 2010, from 9:00AM to 2:00PM, ADC Michigan will cosponsor a community consultation at Wayne State University Law School’s Judge D. Keith Center between the federal government and Michigan area civil rights organizations to address civil rights and human rights challenges faced by residents in Detroit, Dearborn, and other communities in the region. As part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process established in 2006 by the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Detroit consultation was the first review in this process.

"The process calls for the U.S. government officials to prepare a periodic report of its domestic human rights situation, including identification of challenges and proposals for solutions, by visiting 10 locations around the country to meet with leaders of civil society organizations. Please note that this event is by invitation only.

"For more information about this important event, please email: ADCMICHIGAN@adc.org."

Upcoming consultations include Chicago on April 13th, Birmingham on April 22, and a return to DC on April 29th. Please see http://www.ushrnetwork.org/campaign_upr for more details.

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