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New “Activist Files” Episode: Will the UN Finally Unite Around People of African Descent?


Latest “The Activist Files” episode: Will the UN finally unite around people of African descent? 

For episode 53 of “The Activist Files,” we’re sitting down to chat about the newly established UN Permanent Forum on the People of African Descent (UNPFPAD). On the occasion of the first session of the forum, the Center for Constitutional Rights traveled to Geneva to build solidarity with comrades from around the world committed to helping advance the mandate of the forum. In this episode, our Executive Director, Vince Warren, has a conversation with Gay McDougall, member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and former Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, and Amara Enyia, Chair of International Civil Society Working Group for PFPAD. Gay and Amara discuss their experiences serving in different UN groups and the significance of groups in advancing racial equity around the world.

Listen to the latest episode on our website.


Upcoming events! 

The Center for Constitutional Rights is proud to co-sponsor the following conferences and events at the end of March, which together are contributing to our collective work of building towards a world without prisons and justice beyond punishment:

Martin Sostre at 100 (March 22-23, 2023)

This two-night event will highlight Martin Sostre's lifetime commitment to revolutionary study and political education through a documentary film screening, panel discussions, and an exhibition.

  • Martin Sostre: A Revolutionary Life: March 22 at the Harry Belafonte Library, will include a screening of the short documentary film, Frame-Up! The Imprisonment of Martin Sostre (1974) followed by a panel discussion with Sostre's comrades Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin, Antonio Rodriguez, Sylvia Rodriguez, Jerry Ross, and Sandy Shevack, moderated by William C. Anderson. RSVP here.
  • Martin Sostre: A Legacy of Action: March 23 at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, will feature a keynote conversation between abolitionist educator Mariame Kaba and imprisoned (dis)organizer Stevie Wilson. Following, will be a discussion about the Imprisoned Black Radical Tradition with Masia Mugmuk, Jose Saldana, and Laura Whitehorn, moderated by Orisanmi Burton. Register on Eventbrite.

Beyond the Bars Conference, "Seeding Justice", March 24-26

Movements for justice have increasingly looked for ways to cultivate healing, accountability, and transformation, for both people and communities,  and to hold harmful carceral systems to account. Beyond the Bars is an annual interdisciplinary conference on mass incarceration organized by the Center for Justice at Columbia University. Beyond the Bars 2023 is bringing together people, organizations, and movements working on Indigenous peacemaking, transformative healing, and reparative justice to share strategies and build solidarity. BTB 2023 will be an opportunity to learn from people who are taking up non-carceral, non-punitive approaches in their own communities. RSVP on the Eventbrite page.


We’re hiring! 

Human Resources Associate ($74,521 to $97,304 per year)

This confidential position will provide administrative support to the Human Resources functions including benefits administration, recruitment, onboarding, offboarding, and related policies. They will work with the Deputy Director - Human Resources (DD-HR) and Management Team (MT) in their efforts to maintain a progressive, inclusive, and supportive work culture that values teamwork, accountability, respect, diversity, and equity. They will be expected to maintain confidentiality of various personnel matters, labor-employee relations, etc.

Capital Campaign Manager ($109,191 to $131,975 per year)

The Capital Campaign Manager (CCM) is a full-time, salaried position and reports to the Director of Development. The primary responsibility of the CCM is to ensure all aspects of the capital campaign move forward. The CCM will support and work closely with the Executive Director, Director of Development, Capital Campaign Associate, other Development staff, the Center’s Board of Trustees, and the campaign leadership in advancing the capital campaign portfolio.

Communications Assistant ($32.29 to $43.25 per hour)

The part-time (20 hours per week) Communications Assistant will provide administrative support for the Communications department and its department director.

For more information, visit the Jobs and Fellowships landing page on our website.


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March 15, 2023