Voices of our Community

Oct242014

Doing the Work: Safety and Solidarity

by Michael Adee, Ph.D., Global Faith & Justice Project

Check out this blog post by Michael Adee, Ph.D. of the Global Faith & Justice Project. The project works to amplify faith voices that protect human dignity and achieve equality for LGBT people and… Read More

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Op-Ed: International Day of the Girl

by Helene D. Gayle and Deborah J. Richardson

As leaders of Atlanta-based organizations dedicated to human rights around the globe, we often have the privilege of speaking to inspiring young people seemingly ready to lead the world. Of course, many of them are… Read More

Sep302014

Nonviolence and the Umbrella Revolution

Image via Slate - Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images

by LaTasha Smith, Director of Communications

Featured image via Slate - Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images Nonviolent demonstrators gather in Hong Kong's Central financial district in support of pro-democracy reform. The demonstrations are in response to recent restrictions placed on… Read More

Aug262014

The Reunion

by Ruxanda Renita, Communications Intern

Photo: Far left, Estela Barnes de Carlotto painted by Ross Rossin Today, August 26th, marks an important day in the history of human rights  –  Women’s Equality Day. Thanks to the importance of recognizing women’s… Read More

Aug152014

Silver Rights Academy participants reflect on experience

From July 22 -24, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, in collaboration with Operation HOPE, First American Financial Corporation and Lionheart Leadership, held its inaugural Silver Rights Academy program. This intensive three-day leadership development… Read More

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Volunteer Spotlight: Erica Leonard

Our vision is to create a welcoming and inspirational environment for everyone who enters our doors. We are able to ensure this experience through the exceptional work and dedication of our staff and volunteers. Each month,… Read More

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Who Will Carry the Torch for the Next 25 Years?

by John D. Kemp, President & CEO of The Viscardi Center and an ADA Legacy Project Council Member

Photo credit: Tom Olin The true essence of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was to create a formal, legal acknowledgement of the rights of people with disabilities to participate in all aspects… Read More