1 pn-staff-placeholder By: PN Staff

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights Names Porter Novelli PR Agency of Record

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) will partner with global communications leader Porter Novelli to open an innovative cultural institution that shares powerful, real-life stories of both the American Civil Rights and Global Human Rights movements. Through its bold and interactive experience, The Center will inspire visitors to discuss and think about their role in creating a more just and humane future for all.

Porter Novelli will help make the Center for Civil and Human Rights known as a place to reflect on the past, celebrate progress and civilly convene around the human rights issues of our day. Porter Novelli will also work with The Center to attract patrons, promote the mission and programs of the organization, and position the institution at the forefront of the timeless dialogue about human rights.

“Porter Novelli’s passion for driving positive change around important issues make them an excellent partner to help craft and drive The Center’s public relations program,” said Doug Shipman, CEO, NCCHR. “Porter Novelli understands The Center’s mission and is weaving this vision through our communications efforts. We are excited to work with them to increase awareness of The Center as we prepare to open our doors in June.”

Heralded by the New York Times as one of the 52 places to visit in 2014, the sustainable, 42,000 square foot Center for Civil and Human Rights will be located in the heart of downtown Atlanta next to the Georgia Aquarium.

“The opportunity to secure recognition for the National Center for Civil Rights as the convener of human rights dialogue speaks to Porter Novelli’s heritage of doing well by doing good,” said Brad MacAfee, president, North America, and managing director, Porter Novelli Atlanta. “The Center is an awesome chance to meld our legacy of developing campaigns for social good with our experience in launching global brands in the marketplace. We are honored to help open a world-class institution that empowers people to stand up for the protection of all human rights.”

For more information on The Center, please visit www.civilandhumanrights.org. Join the conversation on civil and human rights on Twitter @Ctr4CHR and Facebook.