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February 28 NYC Consultation - Remote attendance information

United States Universal Periodic Review: A Dialogue with Civil Society & UN Missions

February 28, 1:00-2:30PM

The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320 E. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017.

If you are participating via Zoom (Computer/Phone): Please click here to join the meeting or call +1 (646)-876-9923 with passcode 597702027 at 1:00PM (EST).  Please be sure to mute your line when not speaking as a courtesy to other participants. We will be recording the meeting so please let us know if you would prefer not to be included in the recording.

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Welcoming Remarks from Rachel Pittman, Executive Director, United Nations Association of the USA (5 minutes)

Remarks from Moderator Joshua Cooper, Director, Hawaii Human Rights Institute; U.S. Human Rights Network UPR Task Force Co-Chair; and Member: UNA-USA National Council (5 minutes)

Presentations from Civil Society (please limit presentations to two minutes each) (60 mins in total)

Indigenous Rights

Bernadette Demientieff, Gwich’in Steering Committee

Zoe Osterman, First Peoples Worldwide

Cristina Cabrera, Land and Water Sovereignty Campaign

Immigration, Refugees, and Displaced People

Miriam Abaya, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Denise Bell, Amnesty International USA

Jeanne Betsock Stillman, UNA Southern New York State Division

Michael Salm, UNA-USA Northern New Jersey Chapter

Gender and Reproductive Justice

Amanda McRae, Women Enabled International

Kate Kelly, Equality Now

Kerry McLean, Center for Pan-African Affairs and National Lawyers Guild

Penelope Saunders, Best Practices Policy Project

Risa Kaufman, Center for Reproductive Rights

Logan Kenney, Gender Justice Clinic, Cornell Law School

Farrah Diaz-Tello, If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

Criminal Justice

Jamil Dakwar, ACLU

Thomas H. Speedy Rice, Death Penalty Focus

Jenipher Jones, JLS International Law Project

Anne LaBarbera, JLS International Law Project

Andrea Lorea, CfJJ

Cynthia Soohoo, HRGJ Clinic, CUNY School of Law

Local, City, and State Issues

Rachel Bergsieker, American Friends Service Committee

David Stillman, UNA/SNY and Public-Private Alliance Foundation

Marcia Brewster, UNA-Westchester

Leon Siu, Koani Foundation/Ke Aupuni Hawaii

JoAnn Kamuf Ward, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute

Jacob Flowers, American Friends Service Committee

Bamisope Adeyanju, Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic

Question and Answer Session with UN Diplomatic Missions (10 minutes)

Fernando Guzman, Second Secretary, Mission of Chile

Tim Sylvester, Second Secretary, Mission of the United Kingdom

Closing Remarks from JoAnn Kamuf Ward, Director, Human Rights in the U.S. Project at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic (5 minutes)

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