U.N. Rapporteur On Extreme Poverty & Human Rights Community Meetings in LA & SF

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Jonathan

The U.N. Rapporteur On Extreme Poverty & Human Rights will be hearing from groups and individuals in the Bay Area and LA directly, on the myriad of issues we all face living in a country where the best interests of corporations and the wealthy far exceed the best interests of the people. In addition, we will talk about how the privatization of public space and the criminalization of our communities are used as tools to suppress us, to beat us down and to try and intimidate us.

Panels and an open mic from groups fighting back and building power will speak to our communities’ strengths and celebrate our humanity!

December 5, 2017 at 1:00pm LA CAN will host the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty during a special town hall meeting. Some of the topics that the Special Rapporteur will address during his visit are the protection of the human rights of the poor in relation to the criminal justice system, voting rights, political participation, and homelessness. Everyone is invited to participate but space is filling up fast.

WHERE: 838 E. 6th Street Los Angeles, California
TO GET INVOLVED: contact or
call (213) 228-0024 – Facebook Event

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San Francisco
December 6, 2017 at 9:00am San Francisco, California – The Western Regional Advocacy Project, Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco, St. Anthony’s Foundation and St Mary’s Center will be hosting a Bay Area Community Forum to give the UN our take on the state of poverty in the Bay Area and beyond; how our civil rights protections are violated and neglected due to extreme poverty, and most important; how we have come together to fight back!

WHERE: 150 Golden Gate, San Francisco, California
TO GET INVOLVED: contact –
call Paul (415) 621-2533 – Facebook Event Page

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