International Border Rights Seminar & Dialogue on 7/15

Borders are not zones of exclusion when it comes to human rights”
In 2014 the United Nations Human Rights Office of the
Hight Commissioner issued Recommended Principles and
Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders. 
Join us for a dialogue on how to use the international mechanisms for
human rights in the border and learn about the major universal human rights
instruments and the mechanisms for their implementation.
Friday, July 15, from 10am-4pm
Pima County Housing Center – Jon Miles Room
801 W. Congress St, Tucson AZ
Registration is now open:  Click here
$15 Suggested Donation includes lunch. Sliding scale if needed.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
We are honored to have Catherine Tactaquin join us from Oakland.
Don’t miss this great opportunity! Catherine was invited to speak in the UN
at a launch event hosted by OHCHR on Oct. 23, 2014 in New York
Click here for the link to the video.
Catherine Tactaquin
Catherine is the Executive Director for the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIIRR). In 1994, Catherine helped to found Migrants Rights International (MRI), a global alliance of migrant associations and other non-governmental organizations. She sits on the Steering Committee of MRI, represents NNIRR in the Global Coalition on Migration, and is a founding member of the Women and Global Migration Working Group. In 2013, Catherine was selected as the “Grand Rapporteur” for the UN’s Interactive Dialogue on Migration and Development and later spoke on behalf of global civil society at the UN’s High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development in New York. She attended the University of California at Santa Cruz and Berkeley, majoring in Community Studies.
Isabel Garcia
Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Isabel co-founder of the Coalición de Derechos Humanos and retired as the legal defender of Pima County, Arizona. In July, 2015 Ms. Garcia has been at the forefront of immigrant and refugee rights since 1976. She works to counter anti-immigrant hysteria and to change stereotypes and misinformation about immigrants. Ms. Garcia has received many awards for her work, including the 2006 National Human Rights Award from the Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos de México. In 2012, Isabel joined other international border rights advocates to push for stronger international attention to rights at borders in Geneva in 2012 and will share her experiences in fighting for demilitarization.
Amanda Garces
Amanda is currently a consultant with various social justice organizations and has been volunteering for Coalicion de Derechos Humanos since 2013. Amanda brings an extensive background in organizing Day Laborers and Other Immigrant Groups in New Jersey and Los Angeles. Prior to becoming a mother and consultant, Amanda worked as the campaign director for Enlace’s Prison Divestment Campaign and spent six years with the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA) playing a variety of roles. In 2015 Amanda was selected to participate in the 2015 Human Rights Institute with the Urban Instiute and the Human Rights Network. She was also selected to participate in the 2015 US Human Rights Network’s Fighting Injustice through Human Rights Education (FIHRE) Program. Amanda will share what she learned about the human rights instruments and their mechanisms for implementation.