On November 30th, the U.S. Human Rights Fund celebrated human rights victories of the past, present, and future with reflections and testimonies from the U.S. Human Rights Fund’s co-founders, staff, steering committee, and advocates. Together, they narrated the story of a powerful domestic human rights movement bearing tremendous promise to win dignity and equality for all people.
The audio slideshow features introductory remarks from Steve Foster, President of The Overbrook Foundation and Chair of the U.S. Human Rights Fund, and Berta Colón and Michele Lord, co-presidents of Public Interest Projects. USHRF’s co-founders, Larry Cox and Dorothy Q Thomas, shared inspirational remarks about starting the Fund. Ejim Dike, Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network; Cathy Albisa, Executive Director of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative and Chair of the Human Rights at Home Campaign; and Jody Kent Lavy, Director and National Coordinator of the Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth, also offered highlights and success stories from the field. Larry Cox formally announced the Sunrise Initiative, a funding collaborative that will support campaigns for meaningful human rights accountability on the part of the U.S. government.