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Ejim Dike is Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network, a national network of over 250 organizations working to build a human rights movement and culture in the United States. Ms. Dike has worked on social policy issues for over fifteen years and in the domestic human rights arena for the past twelve years. Her human rights work focuses on addressing poverty and discrimination using a human rights framework.  She has led the largest civil society delegations and participation in international human rights reviews of the United States over the past two years. Previously, she was Director of the Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center where she launched an annual report card on the human rights record of New York City Council members and organized a New York City visit by the UN Special Expert on Racism. She has been cited in articles appearing in Harper’s Magazine, MSNBC, The Daily News, Gotham Gazette, and City Limits.  Ejim has contributed to articles published by the Center for American Progress and the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute.  Ms. Dike worked for several years on programs aimed at increasing access to employment in low-income neighborhoods.  She received her undergraduate degree from Berea College and a Master of Urban Planning from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. 

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