“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home…” – Eleanor Roosevelt

The Office of the Governor of the State of New York

with the New York State Division of Human Rights

and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute

invite you to join us to commemorate

Human Rights Day

and renew our commitment to

advance human rights in New York State

with Keynote Speaker

Barbara Arnwine, Esq.

President & Founder, Transformative Justice Coalition

Thursday, December 8th

Roosevelt House

47-49 E 65th Street

at 9:00 AM ET

Light breakfast will be served.

Click here to RSVP for In-Person

Click here to join via Zoom

Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq., President & Founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. Currently, she also serves as Co-Chair and Facilitator of the National Commission for Voter Justice, the Millennial Votes Matters Convenings and the Voting Rights Alliance. She was the head of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law from February 1989 until June 2015 and holds the honorific title of President Emeritus. She has served as the Charles Hamilton Chair for the North Carolina Central University School of Law from 2016-2017 and has also taught at Columbia University School of Law. She also created the legendary Voting Rights “Map of Shame” in 2011, which exposed the new modern wave of voter suppression in the states. Her groundbreaking civil rights and human rights advocacy has been honored with many prestigious awards. She is the radio host of Igniting Change and is a regular presence in the national media, and is often quoted in the press. A graduate of Scripps College and Duke University School of Law, she continues to champion civil rights and racial justice issues nationally and internationally in the areas of housing and lending, women’s rights, especially issues affecting intersectionality and African American women and girls, community development, employment, voting, education, policing restructuring, and environmental justice.  On May 2nd 2021 Duke University conferred the Honorary Doctorate Of Law upon Barbara Arnwine, Esq.

Human Rights Day Celebration | Posted on November 23rd, 2022 | Human Rights Program Events