Human Rights

Human Rights Biennial Conference 
FEARLESSLY FIGHTING FORWARD: WE WON'T BE SILENCED

CWA’s Human Rights Biennial Conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on August 12-15, 2018. The innovative program, put together by CWA's National Women's and Civil Rights and Equity Committees will include dynamic workshops – focusing on topics ranging from domestic violence, sexual harassment, implicit bias and criminal justice reform. You’ll want to be a part of the driving panel discussions that will highlight CWA’s recent organizing & political victories and the current culture of working people’s fight against sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era. We will also have amazing headline speakers who will make this conference one that can't be missed.

2018 Civil and Human Rights Conference Agenda

 

Claude Cummings, District 6 V.P. and Head of Human Rights: CWA Members Remain Committed to Preserving, Protecting and Expanding our Democracy

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THE FIGHT FORWARD

CWA takes seriously its responsibility as stewards of justice for the American working family. In order accomplish this goal we must fully embrace the truth: that human rights and the human condition are inextricably linked to the rights of all workers. We have witnessed concerted fear tactics designed to divide workers throughout our nation’s history. These divisions immeasurably dilute our power as a union: at the bargaining table, in our organizing efforts, and within our communities.

Shared prosperity depends upon embracing our shared humanity and mutual respect for one another and arm our members with the information, structure, tools, and messaging to fight back on the local level. With an emphasis on local movement building and activism rooted in issues of civil and human rights, the Fight Forward program will demonstrate that CWA and its members have the power to effect positive change for all workers.

 


Women's CommitteeWomen’s Committee

The Mission of the CWA National Women’s Committee is to educate, inspire and empower women while working all sides of the CWA triangle. Read more about the Women's Committee.

Civil Rights iconCommittee on Civil Rights and Equity

The mission of the Committee on Civil Rights and Equity is to build a union where members of all cultures, religions, sexual orientations, gender, disabilities, ages and nationalities feel welcomed, respected and heard; and where the leadership reflects the diversity of our membership. Read more about the Committee on Civil Rights and Equity.

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