What is the Texas Coalition for Human Rights ?
The Texas Coalition for Human Rights (TXCHR) is a broad coalition representing organizations who believe that the Israel-Palestine conflict is a human rights issue that requires an open and free debate. We object to efforts to forestall this debate by placing limits on free speech and academic freedom. We further work to have sides of the story that are often left out of the media, public discourse and schools made part of the conversation; without them one cannot truly understand the situation. Without understanding these perspectives we cannot truly help build peace.
TXCHR is pro-peace, pro-equal rights, and committed to work for a non-violent solution that ensures full equality and self-determination for all Israelis and Palestinians. We are also opposed to hate speech and any type of discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity or national origin, wherever it may occur, domestically or abroad.
The TXCHR coalition includes the following organizations:
- Alliance of Baptists
- American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
- Code Pink
- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) - Austin, DFW, Houston, San Antonio
- Dallas Palestine Coalition
- Dallas Peace & Justice Center
- Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA)
- If Not Now - Austin
- Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights (ICPR) - Austin
- Jewish Voice For Peace (JVP) - Austin, San Antonio
- Palestine Solidarity Committee- University of Texas at Austin
- Palestine Youth Movement - Austin
- St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Austin
- Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) - University of Houston
- Texas Palestine Coalition
- Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East
- Veterans for Peace - Chapter 106
Understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.” (Charles F. Kettering)
TXCHR is preparing a response to the recent Texas State Board of Education proposed curriculum changes. More info