Democracy and Civil Society
The annual Article 3 Advisors Human Rights Day luncheon is a time to pause, reflect and focus on a pressing human rights issue, with topics selected that are deeply rooted in social, political and economic history and profoundly relevant to current events. A stimulating, thought provoking and engaging event is intended for philanthropists, activists, practitioners, civic leaders, and change agents who are oriented towards understanding complex issues, passing on knowledge and acting on solutions. It is our hope that the program serves as a catalyst for a rich dialogue and a deeper understanding among key stakeholders and influencers. We also intend to provide funders with an opportunity to engage and support innovative organizations and champions for democracy and civil society.
Dangerous global trends towards tyranny and the fractured state of democracy in the United States requires a robust and resilient civil society in order to protect, promote and extend freedom and dignity.
Human Rights Day 2017 will focus on the opportunities for civil society to resist, imagine, and organize in pursuit of a more just society on the basis of civil liberties and universal human rights principles.
Special thanks to our advisory committee: Maureen Blanc, Paul Cello, Jennifer Davis, Natasha Dolby, Will Fitzpatrick, Glen Galaich, Kaitlyn Krieger, Randy Newcomb, and Eric Stover.