JULY 20, 2017 OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE: CHICAGO HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP
PRESERVING THE LEGACY OF HBCU'S/PBI'S
Provide participants with an overview of the historic legacy, mission, contributions and current challenges facing HBCUs and PBIs
Familiarize participants with relevant international human rights covenants, provisions and UN resolutions/reports which protect the collective and institutional rights of People of African Descent in the U.S.A.
Invite participants to become part of an ongoing and institutionalized process committed to the preservation and self-empowerment of HBCUs and PBIs
Ensure that a collaboratively identified HBCU or PBI institution shall serve as the venue for an annual review of progress made toward the implementation of the UN General Assembly’s “Programme of Activities for the Implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent” (UN/RES/69/19); as well as the recommendations of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent on its Mission to the U.S.A. (A/HRC/33/61- 2016).