Human Rights News
Minimum Raise: How The Wage Floor For American Servers Hasn't Budged In Two…
Article in Huffington Post exposes National Restaurant Association as driving force behind inadequate wages for restaurant workers.
"30 years after massacre, family comes together again" in Boston Globe.
Good news from Haiti! Roseanne Auguste, director of the Haitian organization APROSIFA, has been appointed Minister for Human Rights Poverty and Hunger by the new Haitian government. UUSC has worked closely with APROSIFA and we are enthusiastic about Roseanne’s new government role! (In this photo, Roseanne looks at a painting from APROSIFA’s art therapy program.)
Protest at Capital Grille in Chicago, May 4, 2012. Food industry workers and their allies protested unfair working conditions at Capital Grille, which is part of the Darden restaurant group. Tell Darden that you support fair treatment of restaurant employees: www.uusc.org/...
Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta on Social Activism by BillMoyers.com. Bill Moyers talks with Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta about social activism and The 99% Spring, which aims to train 100,000 Americans to teach the country about income inequality in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets.
Stereotypes and profiling engender a dangerous thought process: Alawadi was a Muslim who wore a head scarf, so she must be a terrorist; Martin was a black youth who wore a hoodie, so he must be a criminal. Among other things, these attitudes distance people as "other" and dehumanize them.