Prof. Brittain to speak on: Internat'l Human Rts. & HBCUs
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
UDC Clarke School of Law Professor John Brittain will be speaking at the International International Human Rights for African American Minorities
(iHRAAM ) on International Human Rights Empowering HBCUs in Atlanta on July 11.
Topics will include:
Federal Funding and Discrimination against African American Students and African American Institutions
The loss of federal Plus Loan funding Discrimination in Research Funding
HBCU Governance and African American Empowerment
At the level of local institutions HBCU governing boards
The HBCU relationship to communities
Neighborhood, City, County Alumni
African American scholarship and HBCUs and Identity / Cultural Preservation
Accreditation and Discrimination
The Rollback of African American Studies
HBCUs and the Development of an African American intelligentsia
UNCF, Thurgood Marshall Fund Corporate America Governmental / Legal Barriers
Public-Private Academic partnerships
In the United States International community Governmental / Legal Barriers
Implications of HBCU Disempowerment/Empowerment for Our Future
The impact of closed campuses Morris Brown, GA, Saint Pauls, VA
Assimilation, Marginalization or Self-determination?
International Human Rights & HBCUs
The Right of Non-Discrimination (International Convention on the Elimination of
All Forms of Racial Discrimination) The Minority Right to Institutions (Article 27, International Covenant
on Civil and Political Rights)
The Right of Peoples to Self-determination
(Article 1, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights)
Dr. Carlton E. Brown
President, Clark Atlanta University
(in alphabetical order)
Atty Mustafa Ansari
American Institute of Human Rights
Dr. John C. Brittain
Professor of Law, David A. Clarke School of Law, University of the District of Columbia
Dr Matthew E. Edwards & Dr. Albert J. Osei
Alabama A & M University & Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL
Dr. Armenta Hinton
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
Dr. W. Neal Holmes
Department of Political Science, Virginia State University Petersburg, VA
Dr. Jahi Issa
Former Professor, Department of History & Africana Studies at Delaware State University
Former Congresswoman, 2008 Green Party Candidate for President
Dr. Farid I. Muhammad
IHRAAM Director, Professor Emeritus East-West University
Dr. Irving Smith
Coppin State University, Baltimore, MD
Dr. John Waddell
Past President of four HBCUs, one of twelve HBCU Presidents serving on the White House Board for HBCUs
IHRAAM is an international NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations since 1993.
HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION:
To promote public and governmental awareness of
all legal instruments for human rights protection as subscribed to by the United Nations and international law,
including related studies and documentation on international human rights, minority rights and people’s right to self-determination.
HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING:
To monitor state adherence to international treaties.
INTERNATIONAL LEGAL RECOURSE:
To submit Petitions and Complaints to international fora.
To facilitate the understanding and access of national minorities, indigenous and other peoples and unrepresented nations t
o all avenues of protection under international law
Promoting international human rights, and the rights of
national minorities, unrepresented nations and peoples
by all available means of publicity, such as publications (books and newsletter), press releases, speaking and teaching engagements, radio and TV interviews, conferences, facilitation of UN Briefings, and mutual aid association with and representation to organizations and human rights groups worldwide.
Submission of Alternative Reports to UN Treaty monitoring bodies in relation to state obligations to respond
to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review
Submission of Briefs and Petitions to the United Nations, the OAS’ Inter American Commission on Human Rights, and other appropriate international tribunals and political fora through the IHRAAM International Legal Clinic.
Submission of Interventions to and cooperation with all UN organs such as the UN Working Groups, the Human Rights Council, the Forum on Minority Issues, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the UN Decolonization Committee, the World Conference on Racism, etc.