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Deadly Disaster or Daily Disaster?: What the Powerful Trio of Katrina, Irene and Sandy Exposed About Human Rights and Equality in the United States.

Start/End Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:10 PM EST -- 01:10 PM EST
Location Name JG 105

We are pleased to welcome Cathy Albisa '89, Executive Director of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) as SJI's Visitor from Social Justice Practice for Spring 2013.

Ms. Albisa will present this lecture as well as be available for 1-on-1 meetings with students on Thursday and Friday. If you are interested in signing up for a 1-on-1, please contact Brian Juergens at SJI (brian.juergens@law.columbia.edu).

"Deadly Disaster or Daily Disaster?: What the Powerful Trio of Katrina, Irene and Sandy Exposed About Human Rights and Equality in the United States"
Cathy Albisa '98, Executive Director of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)
Thurs. Feb. 21st, 12:10-1:10pm
JG 105

Ms. Albisa is a constitutional and human rights lawyer with a background on the right to health. Ms. Albisa also has significant experience working in partnership with community organizers in the use of human rights standards to strengthen advocacy in the United States. She co-founded NESRI along with Sharda Sekaran and Liz Sullivan in order to build legitimacy for human rights in general, and economic and social rights in particular, in the United States. She is committed to a community-centered and participatory human rights approach that is locally anchored, but universal and global in its vision. Ms. Albisa clerked for the Honorable Mitchell Cohen in the District of New Jersey. She received a BA from the University of Miami and is a graduate of Columbia Law School.

Pizza will be served. Hosted by SJI.