El Paso Human Rights Convention Reignites A National Movement

(EL PASO, Texas) — The next national movement for equal rights is kicking off in El Paso. As part of the national Human Rights at Home campaign aimed at building a human rights movement, the Border Network for Human Rights has organized the El Paso Regional Human Rights Convention for February 18. The convention will bring communities in West Texas and Southern New Mexico together to define what human rights means

Details of EPRHRC:

Where: Mercado Mayapan at 2102 Myrtle Ave
When: Saturday, February 18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

At 9:30, 500 convention attendees will march into the Mercado. Invited speakers and representatives from participating organizations (listed below) will give their remarks starting at 10.

Organizations participating and/or sending delegates to the convention include:
Annunciation House
Border Network for Human Rights
Desert A.D.A.P.T.
El Comite Justicia Laboral/The Labor Justice Committee
El Paso Federation of Teachers
La Mujer Obrera
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
Occupy El Paso
Paso Del Norte Civil Rights Project
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
The National Association of Social Workers

Organizations coming from outside of West Texas and Southern New Mexico:

Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition
Communities for Human Rights, a Texas-wide organization
Dallas Peace Center
DreamActivist Pennsylvania
Juntos, Philadelphia
Media Mobilizing Project, Pennsylvania
Movimiento del Valle, Rio Grande Valley
National Economic & Social Rights Initiative, based in New York
One Love Movement, Philadelphia
Poverty Initiative, New York
United Workers, Baltimore
Vermont Workers’ Center

Speakers include:
Texas State Sen. Jose Rodriguez
El Paso Coutny Judge Veronica Escobar
Las Cruces City Rep. Olga Pedroza
Fr. Roy Bourgeois, of the School of Americas Watch

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