Community dialogue at St. Stephen’s UMC, Burke, Va., April 18
Topics to be addressed include theology, policy, school safety, mental-health issues, law enforcement. read more »
Congress urged to legislate changes
Human Rights First sends statement to Capitol Hill asking U.S. to use best practices. read more »
Immigration reform, reducing gun violence, ‘moral federal budget,’ combating human trafficking targeted
Priorities support Christian social concerns and represent areas to which the faith community can bring a unique voice to the legislative process. read more »
Human Rights First lists 4 points to include
Says legislative measures should have commitment to due process, human rights. read more »
(2008- 103 minutes- PG 13) A single African-American mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas.
(2011- 125 minutes- unrated) The moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed.
(2012- 108 minutes- unrated) From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
Survivors of Mexican drug war traveling across U.S.
Caravan will travel through 25 cities before arriving in Washington, D.C., to call attention to interrelated nature of drug policies, increasing violence, anti-immigrant policies and criminalization of communities of color on both sides of the border. read more »
GBCS's Director of Civil and Human Rights, Bill Mefford, will testify today before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights in a hearing on Reassessing Solitary Confinement. The following is a transcript of Bill's testimony: Mr. Chairman, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for... read more »
On June 13 Urge Senator Cornyn to Cosponsor the National Criminal Justice Commission Act (S. 306)! The National Criminal Justice Commission Act (NCJCA) is a bill that we have long supported. It will establish a blue-ribbon commission that will study every aspect of the U.S. criminal justice system and make recommended... read more »