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Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly National Economic and Social Rights Initiative) envisions 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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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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We are Excited to Announce our new Co-Executive Director!

As we mark our 15th anniversary in a time of profound change, Partners for Dignity & Rights is excited to announce Kenyon Farrow as our new Co-Executive Director! Kenyon will lead our organization together with Co-Executive Director, Liz Sullivan-Yuknis, working …
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The COVID Jungle: Chicagoland’s Essential Food Workers and the Need for Vaccination Priority

On Tuesday January 12, 2020, worker justice organizations released “The COVID Jungle: Chicagoland’s Essential Food Workers and the Need for Vaccination Priority.” Chicagoland is home to the country’s second largest food economy. Food production and warehousing in its suburbs make …
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New Episode of The Next World Podcast: M. Adams of Freedom Inc

On the most recent episode of the Partners for Dignity & Rights podcast, The Next World, we heard from M. Adams of Freedom Inc. M. Adams, Co-Executive Director of Freedom, Inc, discussed with host Max Rameau: Black-Asian solidarity, lessons from …
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