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Start the New Year off with Human Rights: Apply Now for the 2012 Human Rights Institute

From our friends at The Human Rights Project.
The Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2012 Human Rights Institute.

The Human Rights Institute (HRI) is an annual three-day fellowship program hosted by the Human Rights Project in partnership with the US Human Rights Network. Each year, the HRI brings together a select group of advocates and activists from across the United States to strategize with leaders in the field around the use of human rights mechanisms and standards in local advocacy efforts. The HRI provides tools for applying the human rights framework to local struggles for economic and social justice, such as the human rights to housing, health, education, decent work, and freedom from racial discrimination. The HRI also offers tailored workshops on organizing, messaging, and more. Interested applicants can find out more about the Institute here.

The 2012 Institute will take place March 28-30th in New York City. The institute is highly selective, and interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. The application form can be found on our website, or downloaded directly here . The priority deadline for applications with scholarship requests is January 9, 2012 . The scholarship request form can be downloaded here, and must be submitted with the general application form. The deadline for general applications (without a scholarship request) is January 16, 2012. Please note that the application process is free of charge. The registration fee of $100.00 (not covered by scholarship) applies to all accepted applicants. Women of color groups will be given priority.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the institute or the application process at 646-602-5641 or hri@urbanjustice.org.

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