WITNESS Acts: Victory for Persons with Disabilities; etc..

Victory for Persons with Disabilities
Dear James,
Today we are celebrating a victory for people with disabilities. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
will enter into force. It extends and guarantees already established human rights to some 650 million people with disabilities worldwide.
 
In recognition of this victory, I’m pleased to inform you that WITNESS is screening the video "Living Proof: The Right to Live in the Community" at the UN General Assembly Hall today, Monday May 12. "Living Proof" was produced in partnership with the Association for Promoting Inclusion (API), in Croatia, one of the first five countries to ratify the Convention.
 
While disability rights advocates and their governments must still work toward implementation, today’s UN screening recognizes the accomplishments of API and disability rights groups from all over the world.
 
The event is also available via webcast on the UN webcast site http://www.un.org/webcast.
 
Sincerely,
 
Violeta Krasnic
Program Coordinator for Europe and the Former Soviet Union
 
 Join the cause.
WITNESS, 80 Hanson Place, Fifth Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217
 
 
Spotlight on Indigenous Rights and join Pangea Day, May 10th
Dear Hub activist,
The seventh gathering of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues just wrapped up here at UN headquarters in New York.
We’re featuring three videos about indigenous and minority rights. Two videos spotlight issues of land rights. The third video exposes the impacts of oil exploitation on indigenous peoples in Ecuador & Peru.
Please watch these videos and share them with friends, family and colleagues!
We’re also excited to be partnering with Pangea Day this Saturday, May 10th. Pangea Day is a global event to harness the power of film to inspire social change. Learn about the films
which will be broadcast on television in 152 countries and the more than 1,500 individuals and organizations who are hosting Pangea Day events. Join an event near you!
As always, we appreciate your feedback. See you on the Hub!
Sincerely,
Matisse Bustos Hawkes
Communications & Outreach Coordinator
 
You can support our work by donating online.
WITNESS is located at 80 Hanson Place, Fifth Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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