Young People’s Summit of Southern Human Rights Organizers Conference
Posted by raleighfist on December 4, 2008
Activists! Students! Youth! Community Members!! Organize the South!
The Southern Human Rights Organizer’s Conference (SHROC) is a bi-annual conference to discuss important human rights issues (i.e. sexuality, black and brown unity, workers rights, immigrant rights, war) and to build a strong youth movement to fight for civil rights and social justice here in the South.
This will be an exciting time for all young people to learn, discuss, and network with our peers so we can organize a strong young people’s movement against the oppression and injustices facing our communities! YOU CAN REGISTER NOW!!
For our purposes, “youth” means 12-30 years old.
WHERE: Radisson Hotel Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC
WHEN: 9am Fri, Dec 12 – 2pm Sun, Dec 14th
WHAT is the Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Network (SHRON)?
SHRON serves as an important link between US Southern human rights struggles and those in the Global South. The primary goal of the network is to develop innovative and practical methods of organizing across the region. Another important objective is to strengthen the capacity of civil rights and social justice organizations in the Deep South. This would enable these organizations to expand their programmatic work beyond civil rights and social justice campaigns to more effectively address international human rights issues.
- The reality of globalization demands that the US southern human rights struggle connects with struggles in other parts of the world. Through SHRON, activists and organizers will work together across the region to build an anti-racism movement that adheres to a human rights framework in its struggle toward justice.
EVERYONE should be aware of their individual human rights and have the capacity to defend them. SHRON uses a collaborative approach to fighting injustice by encouraging activists from the anti-racist, women’s rights, children’s rights, disability rights, and gay rights movement to come together as a unified force. This collective working approach also extends beyond national borders, as we share common struggles in the US South with those in the global southern region.
Highlight of Events:
Fri, Dec 12 –
9am – 11am Opening Plenary, Radisson Hotel RTP, Durham
11am – 4pm Tour of Environmental Racism and workers struggles in Duplin Co – visit Hog lagoons and speak with Hog
processing plant workers.
6 – 10pm Cultural Explosion – Hayti Center, Durham
Sat, Dec 13 –
9am – 4:30 Plenaries, Workshops and Discussions, Radisson Hotel RTP, Durham
5:30pm Rally against racial profiling and 287g, Wake County Jail, downtown Raleigh
8pm Young People’s Summit Cultural event – Hip Hop, spoken word, open mike, NC Justice Center, 224 S. Dawson St,
Sun, Dec 14-
9am – 2pm Unity in Action discussion
WHY THE SOUTH?
Now more than ever, we must continue to build a human rights movement in the South, where…
— slavery was born and is alive and well
—– workers do back-breaking work for low wages, least amount of unions
—— military industrial complex finds its home in South
——– democracy was held hostage and thousands were forced into silence and invisibility
————racism, sexism & homophobia are alive & well
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