Clinic Participates in Public Hearing and Briefing on Behalf of Hurricane Survivors (3/3/2006)
To demand government attention to human rights violations in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, under the supervision of Clinical Lecturer Roxanna Altholz, Clinic students presented a report and attended a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and at a legislative briefing in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2006. The historic hearing and briefing focus on the continuing humanitarian crisis experienced by African American and immigrant/refugee communities living and working in the Gulf Coast region. Among the featured presenters were hurricane survivors who detailed shortcomings and continued failings in the government’s response to the enduring devastation.
This project is supported by the Koret Foundation.