Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tent Cities and Human Rights

I have been focused primarily on the tiny house & village end of the spectrum as of late, but it looks like some new light will be shed on the American tent city story soon.  See below about an upcoming report and webinar by the National Law Center:

In March, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty will release to the public its long-awaited report, “Welcome Home: The Rise of Tent Cities in the United States,” addressing the human and civil rights implications of the growth of homeless encampments across the country.

The report, co-authored with the Yale Law School Allard K. Lowenstein Human Rights Clinic, comes as the U.S. prepares for four reviews by international human rights monitors in the coming year, and follows new steps by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness to address homelessness as a human rights issue. It also comes on the heels of the Law Center's annual "Human Right to Housing Report Card

Come and learn about the human and civil rights issues faced by homeless persons, the response from the federal government, as well as the process of review by the U.N. human rights monitors and how you can make human rights real in your community. 

To register for the webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/516465346

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