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A Closer Look: UPR Activists' Work and Lives

We are grateful to our many member activists and grassroots organizations working on the frontlines in their cities and states to advance human rights across the country. Many of them are fundraising to attend the Universal Periodic Review of the United States in Geneva in May 2020 (please help us raise $2,000 by December 31!), and we invite you to read their stories and consider a financial gift at

As the year ends, we'd like to highlight the work and lives of two of the activists fundraising to attend the Universal Periodic Review: Kelly Miller and Marco Castro-Bojorquez. 

Kelly Miller is a member of the National Lawyers Guild and an advocate for homeless individuals across the United States.

Today I continue to be targeted and violated daily for sport which led to the Virginia hospital staff refusing me adequate care and the right to continued medical services.

View Kelly's short presentation below, and check out a special New Year's video from her here.

Contribute to her journey to the Universal Periodic Review of the United States today!


A founder of HIV Racial Justice Now, Marco is an acclaimed filmmaker, activist, and advocate. His film, El Canto del Colibrí (available on Frameline, Amazon, and Kanopy) "empowers its subjects, both the fathers and their magnifies voices often not heard in the LGBTIQA+ community."

Check out the trailer for the full feature length documentary El Canto del Colibrí , and consider a financial gift to support his travel to the Universal Periodic Review.

If you're interested in learning more about Marco's organization, HIV Racial Justice Now, visit this link to read their manifesto, A Declaration of Liberation.

Please consider supporting these activists in their journey to attend the Universal Periodic Review of the United States and hold the US accountable for its human rights violations. We're raising $2,000 by December 31 -- contribute today!

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