August 14, 2010 | Work with Dignity
Kate Caldwell, the director of the Human Right to Work with Dignity Program at NESRI, appeared on GRITtv with Laura Flanders, in a segment called Bringing Food Justice to Trader Joe’s. She commented on the work of the CIW in advocating for the eradication of modern slavery in the fields, the Modern... Keep reading »
August 11, 2010 | Housing
NESRI is thrilled to release Coming Home: The Dry Storm , the award-winning documentary on public housing privatization and community organizing in post-Katrina New Orleans. With Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights member organization May Day New Orleans and the Rada Film Group , NESRI was... Keep reading »
July 28, 2010 | Work with Dignity
The Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum continues its 2010 Northeast tour, and will be in New York from August 2nd to August 4th. The museum, conceived of by NESRI's partner the Coalition of Immokalee Workers , consists of a produce truck that is a replica of the one inside of which farmworkers were... Keep reading »
July 22, 2010 | Health
How will the new health reform law affect the communities most impacted by the continued denial of the human right to health care in the U.S.? NESRI is publishing a series of fact sheets analyzing the law from the perspective of immigrants, women, people of color, and rural communities. We find... Keep reading »
July 20, 2010 | Education
Today, over 500 students, parents, community members, and educators from across the country are in Washington DC, conducting public education efforts, meeting with over 20 key education leaders in Congress, and coordinating a policy briefing on Capitol Hill. Organized by the Alliance for... Keep reading »
July 15, 2010 | Health
Yesterday's release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States came in advance of the International AIDS conference in Vienna , taking place July 18-23, which will focus on the link between human rights and AIDS. This year's conference theme is "Rights Here, Right Now." Discussing the... Keep reading »
July 11, 2010 | Education
On June 23, The NYC Department of Education (DOE) held a public hearing on new revisions to the Discipline Code, which include several recommendations from the School Discipline Reform Campaign (SDRC) , of which NESRI is a member. The Campaign recommendations that were adopted include prioritizing... Keep reading »
July 5, 2010 | Work with Dignity
On July 1, in front of Baltimore’s shuttered ESPN Zone, former ESPN Zone workers, harbor workers, and allies, many of them members of NESRI partner the United Workers , gathered to call on ESPN Zone to resolve human rights abuses arising from the chain restaurant's closure. By failing to give... Keep reading »