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Human Rights Day
December 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Human Rights Day 2018
– Add Your Voice for Human Rights!
Recite one of the 30 human right articles
to add to a multilingual Video Collection
to Celebrate the 70th anniversary
of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
When: Monday, December 10, Noon – 3:30 pm
Where: Coos Bay Library, Cedar Room
Contact: Bittin Duggan (541) 217-4095
Sponsored by the Human Rights Advocates of Coos County
Join us to add your voice for Human Rights to help spread the word in all languages! Come to the Cedar Room at the Coos Bay Library on Monday, December 10th between Noon and 3:30 pm. We will record and upload live recordings of Coos County citizen reciting one of the thirty Human Rights in your own language.
Currently, there are 1,491 video recordings from 125 Countries, recording in 80 different languages. Let’s be the first from Coos County. Our goal is to raise awareness of the Declaration by sharing all of the article recorded in as many languages as possible. Also learn more about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and how the Human Rights Advocates of Coos County work to uphold these in our small community.
Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10th – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights! This Declaration is a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It is the most translated document, available in more than 500 languages.
Drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person. Thanks to the Declaration, and States’ commitments to its principles, the dignity of millions has been uplifted and the foundation for a more just world has been laid. While its promise is yet to be fully realized, the very fact that it has stood the test of time is testament to the enduring universality of its perennial values of equality, justice and human dignity.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.