EJW Americorps and Project Based Fellowships, US Submits CERD Report & Black Women’s Truth Commission

EJW Unveiling 40 PostGrad AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships Nationwide

Screen shot 2013-03-19 at 8.21.47 PMEqual Justice Works has just been awarded an AmeriCorps grant for the next three years to implement the Veterans Legal Corps – 40 lawyers and 360 law student positions (2014 Summer Corps program) in nonprofit organizations around the country. The 40 postgraduate positions will be announced on a rolling basis on their website over the next few months.

How to Create a Successful EJW Fellowship 

The application for the 2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships will be open from July 8 to September 17, 2013. They will be hosting a webinar on “Creating a Successful Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application” on Thursday, July 11 at 4:30 p.m. PST. Don’t miss out! Register here.

Human Rights News: U.S. Submits ICERD Report 

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US government submits Periodic ICERD Report to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), which oversees compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), which the U.S. ratified in 1994.  To see the full report please click here. For information on the shadow reporting process and other ways to use the human rights framework for racial justice initiatives check out the US Human Rights Network here.

Black Women’s Truth Commission on Sexual Assault in the US

Womans-profileThe Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a bold, innovative and groundbreaking human rights campaign. The BWTRC is a civil society launched and led, independent, democratically selected body seeking truth and healing transformation for Black women across three generations devastated by sexual assault from 1946 to the present. The BWTRC’s mandate is to examine the history, context, multi-generational sequence and consequence of sexual assault on Black women for the purpose of acknowledgment, healing and transformation for survivors and their communities; and for engagement in new and effective responses through targeted, relevant processes around accountability and policy advocacy.