I'm Justin Bibee, a human rights defender. I currently serve as shelter coordinator and case manager at Youth Services in the state of Vermont, specializing in youth homelessness and the right to adequate housing. From 2014 to 2016, I served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco where I published my first book, Human Rights in the Classroom, A Guide for Educators, and founded Humanac, Morocco's first ever volunteer-based human rights organization, earning me a spot as a Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur Finalist and a United Nations' Young Entrepreneur of the Biennium nomination.
As a Peace Corps Volunteer, I sought - and continue to seek - reform of the Peace Corps Act of 1961 to adopt strong human rights provisions by establishing a Human Rights Committee in every operating Peace Corps country. This committee, similar to others assembled by the Peace Corps, would host advocate training workshops while guiding, supporting and encouraging volunteers to raise awareness about human rights in their communities. You can read my essay We Must Adapt and Adopt, Reforming the Peace Corps Act published in Peace Corps Morocco's literary magazine PeaceWorks.
My second book, Letters from Pakistan, is an anthology of letters my friend, Aamir, and I wrote to each other while building a school in Nowshera, Pakistan. The school, Sabawoon Education Academy, has a focused curriculum on peace and religious tolerance with an emphasis on girls' education and provides free education to children in Pakistan.
My current project focuses on establishing global solidarity for the advocacy of human rights. More information on some of my projects is availablehere and a complete list of my publications is availablehere.