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“Children Are The Future of Human Rights”: CHRP Summit June 2019

CHRP hosted its annual community summit on June 1st 2019. The 2019 theme was "Children Are the Future of Human Rights."  This year's focus was to bring youth voices, including high school students and young leaders to the table with adult educators, activists and scholars. The goal of this summit was to collaborate and collectively workshop actionable steps to promote and protect children's rights in our CT communities. The summit was a great success; youth and adult participants walked away with new knowledge and tangible plans/ideas on how to elevate children's rights in their own spaces of work.



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Stand Up 4 Human Rights CT: A Celebration & Call to Action

On September 8, 2018 on the steps of the State Capitol, the Connecticut Human Rights Partnership and our cosponsors and allies hosted the #StandUp4HumanRights CT, a rally to celebrate the 70th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Speakers from across Connecticut shared perspectives on how human rights are being advanced in our communities and outlined the work still to be done.  This was a powerful event where allies from across CT came together to reaffirm our commitment to building a culture of human rights here in Connecticut.


Artwork (c) Meredith Stern 2017


Dr. Saud Anwar
Mayor, South Windsor

Kate Farrar
Executive Director, Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund

Chris George
Executive Director, Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services

Tanya Hughes
Executive Director, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

Pastor AJ Johnson
Pastor, Urban Hope Refuge Church

Robin McHaelen
Executive Director, True Colors, Inc.

Chris Newell
Director of Education, Akomawt Educational Initiative

Tyler Paige
Manchester High School Class of 2018

Ryan Parker & Justis Lopez
Manchester Open Mic Movement

Pamela Selders
Co-Founder, Moral Monday CT

Chris Sparks & Todd Szwed
Human Rights Teachers, East Hartford High School

Anna Szekeres
Avon High School Class of 2019

Joseline Tlacomulco
Connecticut Students for a Dream

Jenna Westfall
March for Our Lives CT

...and more coming soon!