This Thursday, March 6 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm join the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty for the webinar Tent Cities, Homelessness & Human Rights which will feature presentations by Eric Tars of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and Amy Sawyer of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness.
The webinar will go into detail about the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty soon to be released report, “Welcome Home: The Rise of Tent Cities in the United States,” addressing the human and civil rights implications of the growth of homeless encampments across the country.
The report, co-authored with the Yale Law School Allard K. Lowenstein Human Rights Clinic, comes as the U.S. prepares for four reviews by international human rights monitors in the coming year, and follows new steps by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness to address homelessness as a human rights issue (see http://usich.gov/issue/human-rights/). It also comes on the heels of the Law Center’s annual “Human Right to Housing Report Card” (see http://www.nlchp.org/HousingReport_2013%20copy.pdf).
Come and learn about the human and civil rights issues faced by individuals experiencing homelessness, the response from the federal government, as well as the process of review by the U.N. human rights monitors and how you can make human rights real in your community.
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