Mobilization to Submit Reports to the United Nations Regarding Racism and Human Rights Violations
November 20, 2017 is the deadline to submit reports to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute (MCLI) is reaching out to the community to ensure that all forms of racism by the federal, state, and local governments in the U.S. are included in a report to be submitted by MCLI and allies working in communities experiencing racism at the hands of the government.
With the election of Donald Trump racism in the U.S. has been amplified. The struggle of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, the “Muslim Ban”, the repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the police violence against and mass incarceration of African Americans, harassment and criminalization of immigrant communities, and exploitation of immigrant labor are just some of the forms of racism that the MCLI would like to address in the upcoming report.
MCLI is holding this event to explain the process of holding the U.S. accountable for racism, to include the lived experiences of community members who have experienced racism at the hands of the government as well as social justice organizations working in communities of color, and to seek assistance compiling the report.
MCLI wants this report to be as expansive and comprehensive as possible. The only way we can do this is with community input and assistance. Please come to this event to find out how your experiences can be included and how you can help MCLI compile this report.
There will be a presentation by organizers working with MCLI followed by a Q and A.