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Every Human Has Rights

Dignity Begins at Home


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All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Human Rights Atlanta - Mission

The mission of Human Rights Atlanta is to promote awareness of the human rights framework; foster inclusive and sustainable collaboration among human rights organizations and activists in metro Atlanta; and contribute to an ongoing human rights movement that can challenge unjust policies and institutions at home and abroad.

2012 - Human Rights for All the People

2011 - Atlanta Unites for Human Rights

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Closing Reception:
Sunday, January 8th 4pm
Auburn Avenue Research Library
Location: Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Opening reception:
Saturday, December 10th
Location: Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Ready to showcase your organization’s fight for human rights?

For International Human Rights Day 2011, Human Rights Atlanta is planning an arts extravaganza, and we need organizations, artists, organizers and volunteers of all types to make this a reality.

The Event:
Organizations will select one article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights they find meaningful and create a piece of art. This art can be of any type (painting, collage, video, dance, poetry, sculpture, music, quilting, etc…) and should visually express the significance of this right to the organization, interpreting the article through their experience.

In the end, art representing 30 Atlanta organizations and all 30 UDHR articles will be on display to celebrate Human Rights Day!

To select your organization’s article, click here:


September 14th - Type of artwork due

October 5th - Final description and picture of art due

December 4th - Artwork due at Auburn Avenue Research Library

December 10th, 5PM - 7PM - Opening Reception

Add your voice to the event:

People of all skill and experience levels are needed to organize this project and ensure it is a success. Please volunteer today to join the planning community.

Volunteer positions needed include:

Logo & Flyer design
Artists to assist organizations with art production
Material and food donation

To volunteer or with questions, please email

Purpose: Human Rights Atlanta began nearly four years ago as a coalition to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since then, it became an annual tradition to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on its adoption date of December 10th, known as International Human Rights Day. For our fourth celebration, HRA desires to continue this tradition with a special initiative designed to further network groups using the human rights framework in our city, building connections that lead to a stronger movement, mutual respect and coalition-building. The proposed art show also provides an opportunity for organizations to celebrate their work and publicize positive initiatives in our city.


Celebrating Human Rights 2010


Please join Human Rights Atlanta for an afternoon of education, advocacy, and celebration of human rights!

WHO: Human rights and social justice activists and advocates from around
metro Atlanta.

  • WHAT: A roundtable discussion of immigrant rights as human rights, a diverse
    gallery of poster displays and literature tables, and a reception with light

    The roundtable will include
    • Deepali Gokhale, organizer for the Racial Justice
    • Campaign Against "Operation Meth Merchant"
    • Gina Perez of the Georgia DREAMers
    • Adelina Nicholls of Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR)
    • And others to be announced
    • Facilitated by Azadeh Shahshahani, ACLU of Georgia

WHEN: 3:00 - 5:30 pm, Saturday, December 4

WHERE: American Friends Service Committee (AFSC New Offices)
60 Walton St. NW   Atlanta, GA 30303

Located just blocks from the Five Points MARTA station. Metered parking and paid parking
lot on Walton St.

WHY: This event is DAY FOUR of TEN DAYS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, which runs from
World AIDS Day on December 1 to Human Rights Day on December 10, the
anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
in 1948. We need to work together to build a human rights movement that can
defend and expand human rights at home and abroad.


Schooling the SystemHuman Rights Atlanta is pleased to join with host NAACP Morehouse Chapter
to support today's student organizers
in a panel discussion ...

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 7PM
@ Morehouse College - Merrill Hall Room 111

Morehouse College Address:
830 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30310


* From I-75/I-85 Take I-20 West
* Exit 55A at Lee Street
* Proceed North and pass Morehouse Gate
* There is a pay parking deck ("37a" on attached Morehouse Campus Map) which is
to the Right of the Martin Luther King Memorial Chapel

* Alternative Parking: Free parking is available on sections of Fair Street


* From pay parking deck exit Right
* Take immediate Left after fenced gate passing Trevor Arnett Hall on right
* Continue to walk North along the quad
* Charles Merill Hall (Bldg "6" on attached Morehouse Campus Map) will be on your Left

Schooling the System

We wish to recognize, honor, and celebrate the
50th anniversary of the Atlanta Student Movement,
and the work of the
Committee on the Appeal for Human Rights
which authored

March 9th, 1960

American Friends Service Committee, African American Human Rights Foundation, Atlanta Friends Meeting, Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition-Atlanta, Nuclear Watch South, Georgia WAND and Amnesty USA - Southern Region

In partnership with WRFG, International Action Center, 50 Artists…, Women Watch Afrika, Human Rights Atlanta, WonderRoot, Agnes Scott Living Wage Campaign, Amnesty International, Agnes Scott College Chapter and the Coalition to Remember the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot

Invite you to Celebrate

The Peace Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, January 14, 2010
Reception, Speakers, Performers, Concert
6PM - Midnight!

@ The Atlanta Friends Meeting meetinghouse
701 West Howard Avenue
Decatur, Georgia 30030

Join us as we lift up the message of peace in King’s speech Beyond Vietnam -- A Time to Break Silence delivered 4 April 1967, at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City. King spoke directly to “…[T]hose who ask the question, "Aren't you a civil rights leader?" and thereby mean to exclude me from the movement for peace…. Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.”

The Peace Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

*Social Justice Marketplace
(find & join community groups & campaigns)
*“Beyond Vietnam” Youth Writing Contest winners

Guest Speaker Constance Curry and Performances from
Paula Larke, Soul Country, Bridging the Gap, Ken J. Martin,
Chauncey Beaty, Stephen Wing,k Miguel Paul & Itopia,
and Pacha Mamas

Contact Alice Lovelace for event information and volunteer opportunities! or 404-819-7863

Come for the Reception, Performances and Speakers stay for the Peace Concert and Dance!

From Dec. 3rd - Dec. 10th 2009
Please Sign
the Atlanta Resolution of Remembrance

December 3rd, 2009
The Bhopal Tragedy Remembered
on the 25th Anniversary of the Disaster

Human Rights Atlanta Joins in Support
of the Atlanta Resolution of Remembrance


Human Rights Atlanta
cordially invites you to attend and participate in a special end of the year event,
in recognition of Human Rights Day
... and Dignity and Justice for All
a Panel Discussion with Atlanta area Human Rights Leader

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
7 PM to 9 PM
at Teasley Lecture Hall in the Bullock Science Center
of Agnes Scott College
Decatur, Georgia

event on facebook

panelists will discuss the following topics
- Immigrant Detention - Refugee Women Empowerment - Transgender Rights - Police Violence
- Transportation Rights - Homeless Rights -

panel will be moderated by
Ian Fletcher, professor, Georgia State University

panelists include
Sumaya Karimi, Refugee Women's Network (RWN) - Xochitl Bervera, BLOCS
Anton Flores, ALTERNA - Adia Damayanti, Someone Cares

this event is supported by
ACLU of Georgia, Georgia Detention Watch, International Center of Atlanta, 9to5 National Association of Working Women, Coalition for the People's Agenda, Esmail Khoi Foundation, Progressive American Iranian Committee, Georgia Equality, Refugee Women's Network, ALTERNA, TILTT, Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition - Atlanta Chapter, International Action Center, Amnesty Atlanta, The Cobb Immigrant Alliance, Gentle Spirit Christian Church, The First Existentialist Social Justice Guild


Panel Discussion is at Teasley Lecture Hall, in the Bullock Science Center, of Agnes Scott College.
From the parking facility, cross North McDonough and continue walking East.
At the far end of the quad when you reach on the near side of Alston Student Center, turn right, going South.
The Bullock Science Center is now straight ahead, backed against East Dougherty Street.
Teasley Lecture Hall is located in the lower level of the Bullock Science Center.

directions to Agnes Scott College

Take the East-West line to Decatur Station. Exit the terminal on the Church Street side and head south (toward the corner of Trinity and Church). Use the pedestrian tunnel to pass beneath the railroad tracks; you will merge at the College Avenue entrance to campus. Continue walking South to reach Bullock Science Center, located on E. Dougherty Street. Walking this direction you will pass the Alston Student Center and Chapel.

By Car From I-75 (mileage approximate)

* Take I-75/85 to the Freedom Parkway exit.
* Continue on Freedom Parkway (at the fork, bear to the left) until it ends at Ponce de Leon Avenue. (1.9 miles)
* Turn right and follow W. Ponce de Leon towards Decatur.
* At the traffic light immediately following arched railroad trestle, bear to the right as W. Ponce de Leon forks to the right. (2.8 miles)
* Turn right onto W. Trinity Place. (0.5 miles)
* Turn right onto N. McDonough Street. (0.6 miles)
* Follow N. McDonough cross over the railroad to Agnes Scott College. (0.3 miles)

By Car From the North on I-85 (mileage approximate)

* Take I-85 to the Clairmont Road exit.
* Turn left onto Clairmont Road.
* Turn right onto Commerce Drive. (4.9miles) (Disregard directional sign pointing left; continue right)
* Turn left onto W. Trinity Place. (0.4 miles)
* Turn right onto N. McDonough Street. (0.1 miles)
* Follow N. McDonough Street over the railroad to Agnes Scott College. (0.3 miles)
* Parking Garage is on your right just past over the tracks.

By Car From the East on I-285 or I-20 (mileage approximate)

* Take I-285 to Stone Mountain Freeway, Highway 78 exit.
* Go west on Highway 78 (Street name changes to Scott Boulevard.)
* Turn left onto Clairmont Road. (4.1 miles)
* Turn right onto Commerce Drive. (0.7 miles) (Disregard directional sign pointing left; continue right)
* Turn left onto W. Trinity Place. (0.4 miles)
* Turn right onto N. McDonough Street. (0.1 miles)
* Follow N. McDonough Street over the railroad to Agnes Scott College. (0.3 miles)
* Parking Garage is on your right just past over the tracks.

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See Atlanta PRIDE: - 21 officially sanctioned events

We join in support and solidarity with all those who seek equal rights in our society. We join in supporting the LGBT Community of Atlanta and Beyond.

Transgender - Bi - Lesbian - Gay

7:30 PM
Panel Discussion
Transgender Issues

Includes public safety and access, employment and immigration.

Charis Books & More
1189 Euclid Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307
Tel:(404) 524-0304

7 PM

An award-winning film directed by Angelina Maccarone and staring Jasmin Tabatabai.

Manuel's Tavern
602 N Highland Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307


SATURDAY, June 27th
2:30PM - Step-Off 3:00 PM
Transgender Rights Now’
March & Rally

Join our march from Freedom Park to First Existentialist Congregation

Convene at Moreland & Freedom Parkway

Stonewall 1969-2009:
Transgender Rights Now !

"Stonewall. For forty years it has been the iconic moment in Gay history: It was the turning point - people who had felt oppressed suddenly felt empowered.

Before then, gay activists hoped that if they were quiet and nice and polite and tried really hard to look very, very mainstream that people would stop beating them up.

It wasn't working. Gay men, lesbians, and transgender men and women were harrassed, arrested, fired, forced into psychiatric treatment and generally intimidated to stay closeted." ... read on at:


Stonewall 40th Anniversary: Recognizing and celebrating an anniversary of key events in the movement for the recognition of equal rights for all -- independant of their sexual orientation.

We seek and support Equal Rights for All !


did you know ?

Eleanor Roosevelt was the President and Chair of the Commission on Human Rights
... the group which drafted the UDHR

we support dignity and justice for all of us
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