Human rights are for all people, everywhere, and under all circumstances. No exceptions.
That is what Carrboro and Chapel Hill promised
when they signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 2010.
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The Human Rights Center is a community center located in Carrboro, North Carolina. Students and community members work together in support of human rights and connect theory to practice through service learning and intercultural exchanges. We take on many projects: activities for youth, workshops for the community, and providing a safe space for learning and sharing.
With support from the Strowd Roses Foundation, the HRC has launched "an online workers' center." for day laborers -- www.workandjobs.org
The Human Rights Center is sponsoring a mock Constitutional Convention to revise the U.S. Constitution at the Century Center on October 5th. Please send your suggestions to email@example.com
On June 10th, the HRC successfully petitioned the Town of Chapel Hill to adopt the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families. This makes Chapel Hill the first city in the nation to adopt this Convention! The adoption of this convention and subsequent discussion at the town hall meeting is an important step towards addressing problems that local migrants and their families face. We look forward to continuing this discussion.
Thursday, June 20th: Queen of Sheba benefit dinner, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday, October 5th: Mock Constitutional Convention at the Century Center, 5pm. More info to come.
Refugee Community Partnership
The RCP is a branch of the Human Rights Center which focuses on meeting the needs of local community members who have come to the United States as refugees. If you would like to learn more about the RCP or get involved, visit this website. Also, a list of refugee assistance organizations in Orange County can be found here, with an accompanying Karen translation.
You can be part of the great programs the HRC has to offer!
107 Barnes Street Contacts: Judith Blau, Director
Carrboro, NC 27510 Judith_Blau@unc.edu
Alberto Rodriguez, Associate Director