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"Campaigning for Human Rights" Mary Gerisch, Vermont Worker's Center

Start/End Monday, September 16, 2013 12:10 PM EDT -- 01:10 PM EDT
Location Name Jerome Greene Hall Room 105

Vermont recently became the first state to pass universal healthcare based on human rights principles of universality, dignity, equity and transparency. Those who campaign for human rights principles to inform all government policies are not stopping at healthcare, they are connecting to other local, regional, national and international struggles for dignity and rights. Mary Gerisch, President of the Vermont Workers Center, will be joining us to discuss the Vermont campaign, their partners, successes and why they see human rights as the basis for a more just society. Mary is also member of the ICCPR task force of the US Human Rights Network and board member of the National Center for Economic Justice.