A Human Rights Response to the Economic Crisis in the US

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Thursday, June 25, 2009 (All day)
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Thursday, June 25, 2009 (All day)
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 Church Center, 10th Floor, 777 UN Plaza (44th Street and First Avenue), New York

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The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), U.S. Network on Human Rights, Women of Color Policy Network (WOCPN), National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI), Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University, present:

A Human Rights Response to the Economic Crisis in the US

It is clearly time to assess economic policy using the ethical lens of universally-recognized human rights standards. This panel will look at the impact of the economic crisis on the economic and social rights of people in the United States, and illustrate how a human rights framework is needed to analyze why the crisis was allowed to happen and what we can do about it.

Speakers include:

  • Representative from US Permanent Mission to the United Nations (TBC)
  • Radhika Balakrishan, Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University
  • José Schiffino, New York Civil Service Employees Union (CSEA)
  • Diana Salas, Women of Color Policy Network
  • Kali Akuno, US Human Rights Network