Rights Advocacy

Rights advocacy seeks to bring the goals of a social group or movement into the public sphere beyond its own social network.  Successful short term advocacy generates the social activation of those affected by the issue, producing measuarable media coverage and discussion of the issue. Medium term advocacy enhances strategies for longer term changes in practices and policy. Action planning and capacity assessment of organizations are common tools for an effective consultancy for advocacy. 

Testimony given on human rights violations of indigenous in the Tohono O'odham Nation; including immigrant indigenous from Mexico and Central America on behalf of Gente de I'itoi. AC. 

Appendix II: item # 88, p. 43;

 Summary of information and allegations presented by indigenous peoples, groups, and organizations to the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.


UN Special Rapportuer's Consultation and Conference, Rogers College of Law, Univ. of Arizona; report to the UN Human Rights Council, 30 August, 2012.

Situation of the People of the United States





Human Rights Documentation and Social Media Conference,

Principle organizer and co-producer of human rights videos drawn from local documentation on violations of rights of migrants in the US-Mexico Border Region.

Link to conference’s website and participating organizations:


Link to HR videos on Migrants' Rights:

YouTube link




Human Rights Documentation and Social Media Conference                    

Oct.14 -15, 2011. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.


Bacon Law and Immigration Policy Program, James E. Rodgers College of Law, University of Arizona.


Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona;

La Coalicion de Derechos Humanos

No More Deaths / No Mas Muertes

ACLU-- Arizona

Amnesty International Group 88, University of Arizona AI

Access Tucson

Gente de I'itoi, AC.

Planning of Kinship Caregiver March and Rally

Constituent Group advocacy organizing against legislative cuts to caregiver benefits;press strategy collaboration with community groups, logistics planning and reporting. Tucson, Arizona. Casey Family Programs. Feb. 2009. see article: Download/view file (PDF)

Non-Violence and Media Training for Native Treaty Rights Advocacy




Trained over 200 individuals in data collection, performed analysis from reports and public records on reporting police and state agency response legal, political, and social conflict over indigenous treaty rights. Two annual reports issued to media and presented before the Wisconsin Legislative Committee – Indian Studies Committee, State of Wisconsin.  Work completed as volunteer the  Madison Treaty Rights Support Group.Madison, Wisconsin and Northern Wisconsin. 1988- 1989