Report back: full recording of The People Speak: US Grassroots Voices at the UN
US Human Rights Network
Jul 9, 2021


with remote submissions below

“The People Speak: US Grassroots Voices at the UN – It Goes Beyond Policing”

Presented July 6th

USHRN’s Human Rights Council 47 (Virtual) Side Session

during follow up to the Urgent Debate, Resolution 43/1,

and current Geneva negotiations for 2021 resolution 

including personal testimony from:


Martinez Sutton – Brother of Rekia Boyd

Cassandra Greer-Lee – Wife of Nicholas Lee (remote submission here)

Anthony Jones – Son of Bettie Jones

Shante Needham – Sister of Sandra Bland

Arewa Karen Winters – Founder of the 411 Movement for Pierre Loury

and Leading Organizer with Justice for Families and Black Lives Matter Chicago

Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. – Son of slain Illinois BPP Chapter Chairman

Fred Hampton and survivor Akua Njeri (fna Deborah Johnson)

as told in the new film Judas & the Black Messiah;

International Chairman of the Black Panther Cubs 

Mariah Moore – If elected to the New Orleans City Council, Mariah will be the first trans woman of color ever elected to public office in Louisiana (remote submission here with passcode F!dhF3+t )

Monica James – 2014 Committee Against Torture (CAT) delegate. Co-Founder of Triumphant 2Gether

Curtis Davis – Executive Director of Decarcerate Louisiana;

formerly enslaved per state and federal statute, 26 years

AbdudDhaar Abdullah – Advocate for Political Prisoners

Jihad Abdulmumit – Former Black Panther political prisoner,

Chairperson of the National Jericho Movement to free all Political Prisoners

Kwabena Jijaga Rasuli – BLM Gary, Indiana Chapter; nephew of the late PP/POW Geronimo Pratt; #cleartheairwaves project

Moderator: Dr. Vickie Casanova-Willis, USHRN Executive Director

#HRC47, #BlackLivesMatter

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