I hope this note finds you well! I’m writing to extend a personal note of thanks to you for your support of the Human Rights Project (HRP) at the Urban Justice Center (UJC). For nineteen years, HRP has worked at the local and national levels to equip advocates with information and tools to promote domestic compliance with universally accepted human rights standards. Our efforts to create a society where the right to health, housing, education and other standards necessary to live in dignity are guaranteed, have emphasized the leadership of women and people of color.
Over the course of my six year tenure as HRP’s Director, we issued multiple reports designed to educate the public about our government’s role in advancing or restricting human rights. We led an institute that equipped advocates with human rights tools, models and networks to promote good governance and social change. We developed models for using a universal human rights frame to demand higher standards of government accountability. I’m especially proud of how HRP inspired a new community conversation through cultural work and thought leadership, curating interactive programming and exhibitions that featured socially engaged artists.
It has been a wonderful journey. It is now time for HRP to wind down its work, however human rights will continue to be an integral part of the Urban Justice Center. Please stay tuned as UJC's important work continues to unfold.
Thank you very much for all of your support. It's been a pleasure working with you.
Director, Human Rights Project
Managing Director, Urban Justice Center