Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith is Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh and co-coordinator of the Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance. She serves on the national steering committee of the US Human Rights Cities Alliance.

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Learning from COVID-19: Advancing Health and Human Rights in Cities

By: Jackie Smith

It is now clearer than ever that the protection of global health requires universal recognition of everyone’s basic human rights.

Bringing human rights home: new strategies for local organizing

By: Jackie Smith & Joshua Cooper

Declining economic conditions in cities and communities around the world have inspired more people to organize locally to defend and promote our “right to the city.”



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