Honoring the Contributions of Gay McDougall: CERD & Bringing the international fight against discrimination to the United States


Add to My Calendar Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:00pm


On Thursday, September 3rd at 12:00pm ET, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will honor CCR Board member, human rights scholar, and activist Professor Gay McDougall.

Ms. McDougall has served in several critical roles at the United Nations advancing the rights of minority groups worldwide. She was the first UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues, the Special Rapporteur on the issue of systematic rape and sexual slavery practices in armed conflict for the UN Sub-Commission on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, and most recently, the Vice-Chair of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In honoring Ms. McDougall, this webinar will also examine how activists, academics, and U.S. civil society can use United Nations mechanisms to hold the United States to account for enduring racial injustices and inequities. As racism and xenophobia continue to blight the lives of millions of people in the US and elsewhere, the demand for innovative and additional United Nations action grows louder.

Join us in celebrating the work of Gay McDougall! Please register for the webinar here.

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August 30, 2020