University of Pittsburgh Human Rights Conference

Our community organizer, Julia Johnson, will be speaking at the University of Pittsburgh Human Rights Conference this Sunday, February 28, 2016, 12-5P - come check it out!

Learn more about the Allegheny County Health Justice Project and community organizing, as well as Julia's work fighting for Human Rights in the #‎BlackLivesMatter movement.


Councilman Bruce Kraus, City Council President
Julia Johnson, New Voices Pittsburgh Community Organizer, Activist

Wasi Mohammed, Executive Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh
Dr. Kerrie Kauer, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
Ryan Gayman, Founder of CitizenCity
Dr. Robin Sowards, Vice President of New Faculty Majority
Amnesty International USA Pittsburgh Group 39
Gabriel McMorland, Thomas Merton Center

The goals of the event are to help educate attendees about human rights issues being worked on around the world and ways that they can become involved throughout their lives. The event is built around students, so emphasis will be placed on different careers in human rights.

There will be three lectures followed by two breakout discussions lead by community and student leaders in social change.
Please stay tuned for the release of the schedule of the events. Lunch will be provided and OCC credit will be available to attendees. Please note that this event is only open to Pitt students at this time. Also, sign-ups will be capped at 175 attendees registered by the link above.

Brought to you by the Student Government Board with support from the University Honors College Programming Grant Committee.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved please contact

***Please note that there is no dress code for the event, feel free to dress however you feel Sunday!

February 28, 2016 at 12:00pm - 5pm
William Pitt Union: Kurtzmann Room
3959 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States
Google map and directions

Will you come?