In September of 2010, the organization began operating under the name, the Atlanta Public Sector Alliance (APSA). With an expanded vision and a refinement of its goals and objectives, a new organizational name was chosen to better reflect its work. As of March 2015, the organization became known as the Organization for Human Rights and Democracy (OHRD).
The Organization for Human Rights and Democracy (OHRD) engages in multi-issue, grassroots, radical, intersectional organizing to transform communities and the world using Metro-Atlanta as the model. We are guided by the lived experiences, the activism, and the knowledge of Black feminists and women of color. We prioritize working class people of color and the conditions they experience to build movements and an institution for change.
Using education and action, we address deeply rooted matters of gender, disability, economic, racial, andenvironmental justice driven by political independence and human rights principles. OHRD articulates a new vision for how Metro-Atlanta and the world will realize, protect, and expand our human rights. We empower our members to become leaders armed with political analysis and a personal/political approach to building power for comprehensive and holistic liberation.
We are guided by a set of principles that together reflect our influences and commitments, our purpose and goals, and our process and approach. We believe in:
Group-Centered Leadership by the Most Affected
The Intersectionality of Oppressions
Building Bridges and Multi-Issue Struggle
Maintaining an International Perspective
A Human Rights Framework
Reflection and Action (Praxis)
The Personal as Political
Principles over a Seat at the Table
Whole People, Whole Movements
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