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SOCIAL MOVEMENTS !
Transcript of SOCIAL MOVEMENTS !
This edition has been brought to you by the leading CHANGE AGENTS of 2015
"Women: like men, only cheaper."
¡ NI UNA DEPORTACION MÁS !
Thousands cry out, "We are Human"
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Vol XCIII, No. 311
A New Phenomenon?
LGBTQIIA Community demands Equality
OUT of the CLOSETS & INTO the STREETS
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS !
Protection of Human Rights
first wave of feminism
Equal Pay Act of 1963
Obama Equal Pay
“Undocumented immigrants who desperately want to embrace responsibilities see little option but to remain in the shadows, or risk their families being torn apart”
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 2012---
Assembly Bill 60 (2013)---
(CA, CO, MD, IL, 10 TOTAL)
Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013---
in the Senate; House of Representatives-
Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) 2013------
Demands and Call to Action
17-year old Trayvon Martin (shown left) post-humously placed on trial for his own murder; killer, George Zimmerman (shown right) not held accountable
"Hands Up, Don't Shoot !"
ability to work with others
leading by example
Organizations to address these issues
International Federation of Human Rights
International Commission of Jurists
Human Rights First
Human Rights Watch
Largely effective for independence from government
Issues in the forefront
Sexual orientation and gender violations
Freedom of Internet Speech
Social Media and Human Rights Reporting
by M. Azucena Amezquita
by: Cassandra Phengdy
by: Chloe Valmore
by: Esveidi Torres
by: Vanessa Brown
"I/We Can't Breathe !"
death of Mike Brown: 8/09/14
Decision not to indict: 11/24/14
death of Eric Garner: 7/17/14
Decision not to indict : 12/03/14
Leadership Qualities Among Activists
"I call on States to honour their obligation to protect human rights every day of the year. I call on people to hold their governments to account. "
-UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
C. Scott King
H.R. 197, Respect for Marriage Act
H.R. 590, International Human Rights Defense Act
H.R. 768, Stop AIDS in Prison Act
Lead Sponsor: Rep Maxine Waters
H.R. 846, Student Non-Discrimination Act
H.R. 915, Voices for Veterans Act