“Stand as One:  Empowering Marginalized Voices in Birmingham.” February 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm at 405 Campbell Hall on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1300 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233). 

Individuals and groups throughout our diverse community are seeking ways to come together to address common challenges and make Birmingham a strong and inclusive community.  A group of individuals representing different faith-based, community, and academic organizations has come together to plan a program that will identify our common challenges and begin to identify ways we can work together to address those challenges to create a stronger Birmingham. 

Panelists representing the following organizations will discuss  challenges faced by the groups they serve, strategies that they are mending to address those challenges, and begin to plan ways to promote collaboration and hope in order to come together and Stand as One for justice and human rights:  Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice; Black Lives Matter Birmingham Chapter;  Birmingham Islamic Society;  Disability Rights & Resources; Greater Birmingham Ministries; Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama;  Magic City Acceptance Center; and  National Organization of Women  – Birmingham Chapter.

  For further information please contact:  Tina Kempin Reuter, PhD, Director, Institute for Human Rights, The University of Alabama at Birmingham; email:, (205) 205-934-5643.