Starting Date: 10-31-2008
Ending Date: 11-02-2008
Holiday Inn Select - Memphis Airport
Memphis, Tennessee 38132
United States"Our Rights, Our History, Our Vision"
40 years ago, Dr. King went to Memphis to support Black sanitation workers organizing for just labor conditions. Tragically, he was assassinated there, but his legacy and our human rights movement continues. King knew that for people to have dignity, they needed all their rights-not just civil rights, but also economic rights.
60 years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed at the United Nations. It's the foundation of the international human rights framework, enshrining the full spectrum of our rights - civil, political, economic, social and cultural.
Please join us this year for our annual Southern Regional Conference. We will explore the connections between these indivisible rights, celebrate our history of struggles, study today's global and domestic rights issues, learn skills to make change and build stronger ties with each other to advance our vision of universal human rights for today and tomorrow.
Save the date! Plan ahead! Ask for student activity funds early!
News and Events
- Dr. Carol Anderson (PDF)
- 1968-2008 Memphis Workers Strike to Today - Embracing the Full Spectrum of Human Rights
- Bill Lucy, Secretary Treasurer of AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees)
- Jaribu Hill, Executive Director, Mississippi Workers' Center for Human Rights.
- Alfredo Pena, Worker's Interfaith Network (Memphis)
- Gouri Sadhwani, Deputy Executive Director, AI USA's Organizing, Membership and Campaigns Department
- Larry Cox, Executive Director, AI USA
- Yunis Haji Haji (PDF)
- 1948-2008 UDHR Celebration Download Event Flyer (PDF)
- Civil Rights Museum
- Aerial Art event - come and make a massive human art piece! Event Flyer (PDF)
- Register for Sunday's aerial art event
- 2008 Southern Regional Conference Draft Agenda
- Conference Brochure (PDF)
Geographical Scope: Regional