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Hurricane Harvey Relief Manual

After many weeks of compiling every vital resource, local contact, and program extension as they were announced, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has released a Hurricane Harvey relief manual aimed at providing survivors of the Hurricane living or working in Texas or Louisiana with the resources they need to get back on their feet. Information stems from unemployment assistance to disaster contracting opportunities, to state education coordinator contacts for displaced students to tax extensions, to emergency disaster housing to business disaster loans through FEMA, this manual covers it all.

I encourage you to share this resource with any and all friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances, and organizations in TX and LA that can benefit from this information.

The deadline to apply for FEMA and many other programs have been extended!

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NAACP: As the Deadline Looms for U.S. Report to the UN on Racial Discrimination, Du Bois’ “Appeal to the World” Remains Pertinent to the Contemporary Fight for Racial Equality

Check out my press release commemorating the 70th anniversary of the NAACP’s petition, “An Appeal to the World” edited by W.E.B. Du Bois that addressed the denial of human rights to African Americans. This press release was done in partnership with the ACLU, NAACP, and U.S. Human Rights Network in order to raise awareness for the upcoming U.N. review of the U.S. record on ending racism and racial discrimination in the United States via the UN’s International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).

My draft was published by the ACLUNAACP, and Lawyers’ Committee (with my graphic design for the anniversary highlighted on the LC homepage) respectively on the day of anniversary – October 23, 2017.

ACLU: 70 YEARS AFTER W.E.B. DU BOIS APPEAL TO U.N., GROUPS PRESS U.S. ON RACIAL EQUALITY

Check out my press release commemorating the 70th anniversary of the NAACP’s petition, “An Appeal to the World” edited by W.E.B. Du Bois that addressed the denial of human rights to African Americans. This press release was done in partnership with the ACLU, NAACP, and U.S. Human Rights Network in order to raise awareness for the upcoming U.N. review of the U.S. record on ending racism and racial discrimination in the United States via the UN’s International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).

My draft was published by the ACLUNAACP, and Lawyers’ Committee (with my graphic design for the anniversary highlighted on the LC homepage) respectively on the day of anniversary – October 23, 2017.

Lawyers’ Committee: As the Deadline Looms for U.S. Report to the UN on Racial Discrimination, Du Bois’ “Appeal to the World” Remains Pertinent to the Contemporary Fight for Racial Equality (October 2017)

Check out my press release commemorating the 70th anniversary of the NAACP’s petition, “An Appeal to the World” edited by W.E.B. Du Bois that addressed the denial of human rights to African Americans. This press release was done in partnership with the ACLU, NAACP, and U.S. Human Rights Network in order to raise awareness for the upcoming U.N. review of the U.S. record on ending racism and racial discrimination in the United States via the UN’s International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).

My draft was published by the ACLUNAACP, and Lawyers’ Committee (with my graphic design for the anniversary highlighted on the LC homepage) respectively on the day of anniversary – October 23, 2017.

USCRI Refugee Services Division Newsletter (June-July 2016)

During my internship in the Refugee Services Division (RSD) at the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) in Summer 2016, I completed the organization’s summer newsletter, sharing a monitoring visit reflection from a program officer and covering the recent national conference, the most recent FY 2016 arrivals by state and country, celebrations of World Refugee Day 2016 at field offices and affiliate agencies around the country, RSD updates from the USCRI headquarters, and a recipe for a staple in Eritrean and Ethiopian diets. Check it out!

HRW: How Boosted US Defense Funds Could Support Military Rape Survivors (April 2017)

Check out HRW’s dispatch (that I drafted with Counsel Hershel Eisenberger) on how the increased Department of Defense budget could support survivors of military sexual trauma by allowing for more funds to be allotted to military discharge review boards.

“As congress gears up to work on the 2018 Defense Authorization and Appropriation bills, which establish priorities across the military, it should remember that the military depends on the service members who comprise it. That includes former service members who may have been wrongfully discharged.”

(Image courtesy of François Pesant, 2013)