Family of Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Andrew Joseph-Prepare for the United Nations Event-Confronting the Silence: Perspectives and Dialogue on Structural Racism
On the occasion of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights invites, with the co-sponsorship of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the United Nations Department of Public Information, UNESCO, the Organisation de la Francophonie (tbc), A Black Lives Matters Initiative, and Amnesty International USA, to host a special event on Confronting the Silence: Perspectives and Dialogue on Structural Racism against People of African Descent Worldwide Tuesday, 3 November 2015 UN Secretariat Conference Building, United Nations Headquarters, NYC-ECOSOC Chamber 1.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Guest-Include Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Mr. Harry Belafonte, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador (Above)
Ms. Samira Rice, (Justice for Tamir Rice)- Mother of Tamir Rice who was fatally shot by police as a 12-year-old
Mr. John Crawford, (Justice for John Crawford) Father of John Crawford III who was fatally shot by police as a 22-year-old
Panelists International perspective: Mr. Mutuma Ruteere, Special Rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination.
Xenophobia and Related Intolerance Ms. Mireille Fanon -Mendes France, Chairperson of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent.
Ms. Gay McDougall, Member of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Latin America and Caribbean perspective:
Ms. Cheryl Sterling, Ph.D., Director, Black Studies Program, The City College of New York.
Ms. Ramona Hernández, Ph.D., Director, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute & Professor of Sociology, The City College of New York
Mr. Steven W. Hawkins, Executive director of Amnesty International USA
Invited Special Guest:
Deanna Hardy-Joseph and Andrew Joseph- for The Justice for Andrew Joseph Foundation.org
Gwen Carr Mother of Eric Gardner and many more.
The Event is free to the public.
Bruce Knotts, UN Committee for Human Rights
Gregg L Greer, Freedom First International / Tamir Rice Justice Foundation
Jonathan Abady, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady LLC
and a host of Staff and Coordinators with the United Nations including, Amnesty International USA .
To attend, R.S.V.P. here: http://bit.ly/UN3Nov