The UN Permanent Forum will fight for the human rights of Black people throughout the diaspora.
The Black Audit Project
In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These SDGs provide a benchmark to determine whether a community has achieved human rights for its citizens. In 2022, students from the Movement Lawyering Clinic at Howard University School of Law adopted this framework to conduct research that acknowledged Black America in the discussion of SDGs.
In a presentation at the First Session of the UN Permanent Forum for People of African Descent, students presented their findings on 13 cities. The Black Audit Project will tour the diaspora, conducting. We will grade each city on how well they are helping its Black citizens achieve their fundamental human rights using the SDGs as a measuring stick. Please contact us at the following email to visit a city near you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click the link below to view the report our students presented to the UN!
Written Submission of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center To the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
In response to the UN High Commissioner's call for inputs on the promotion and protection of the human rights of Africans and people of African descent against excessive use of force by law enforcement officers, the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, on behalf of the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Our Sons & Daughters Foundation, submitted a letter focusing on the mental health impact of police violence on Black communities and structural racism in the United States.