Partners for Dignity & Rights

We envision a just world where everyone is treated with dignity, everyone’s human needs are met, and everyone can thrive and reach their full potential.

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Our History

Over our history, Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly known as National Economic and Social Rights Initiative) has worked deeply in partnership with community organizations across the country.

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Affordable for Whom

Affordable for Whom?

As a human right, housing must be habitable, accessible, culturally adequate, healthy, proximate to what we need, secure from forced eviction and affordable. Partners for Dignity & Rights with over 200 activists from across the country called out those programs in the first “Affordable for Whom?” national conference.

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Listen: A World Without Police: Featuring Geo Maher, Andrew Hairston, & Tafari Melisizwe

On the most recent episode of our podcast, The Next World, DSC Communications Coordinator Tafari Melisizwe and Coordinating Committee Member Andrew Hairston of Texas Appleseed join organizer, writer, and radical political theorist Geo Maher for a robust conversation on policing …
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Pursuing Co-Governance in Chicago

Partners for Dignity & Rights helped organizations and city staff in Chicago explore models of community- and worker-led co-governance. Read more here or watch highlights here.
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Co-Governing Toward Multiracial Democracy

All over the country, communities are shifting decision-making power to neighborhood residents, students and teachers, workers and tenants, and introducing real accountability to make sure that governing institutions uphold everyone’s fundamental human rights. Partners for Dignity & Rights and Race …
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New Social Contract in the Time of COVID-19

A New Social Contract in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has helped clarify what is essential. Read news and analysis from our work to address the systemic issues behind this crisis.

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