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Prof. Brittain to speak on: Internat'l Human Rts. & HBCUs

Thursday, July 10, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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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

Private Fundraising

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

Diana Kly


Cynthia McKinney

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.

MISSION: includes

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.

To monitor state adherence to international treaties.

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.


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