A Human Rights Approach 2016
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 served as a catalyst for a rich dialogue and a deeper understanding among key stakeholders and influencers. We also intended to provide funders with an opportunity to engage and support innovative organizations and champions for climate justice.
Human rights day 2016 focused on “Climate Justice: A Human Rights Approach” a defining issue of our time, with the intent to bring greater awareness and understanding of the inextricable link between climate change and human rights, and the profound effect on all of humanity. The integration of human considerations into climate policies is necessary to achieve results that benefit both the people and the planet. Thus, climate actions designed and implemented without respect for human rights risks dramatically violating those inherent rights worldwide.
Special thanks to our advisory committee: Glen Galaich, Libby Marsh, Will Fitzpatrick, Maureen Blanc, Randy Newcomb and Jennifer Davis.