Community invited to celebrate Human Rights Day

Nov 29, 2013

Community members are invited to join the Snohomish County Human Rights Commission and County Executive John Lovick for a celebration of International Human Rights Day from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, on the Snohomish County campus in Everett.

Human Rights Day is a chance for the community to celebrate the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 65 years ago.

During the county event, “Living Voices,” a human rights focused theatrical group, will perform an all-ages perspective on Anne Frank and on another family’s immigration experience in the Northwest.

Local speakers will talk about the declaration and tolerance in local schools, and visitors can view artwork created by local students.

The event will take place in the Robert Drewel Building, public meeting rooms 1 and 2, on the Snohomish County campus at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.

Parking is available on the street and in the county parking garage.

Light refreshments will be served. Art projects and activities for all ages will be provided as well as the opportunity to learn more about human rights in Snohomish County.

Interpreter and translation services for non-English speakers and accommodations for those with disabilities are available upon request.

Make arrangements in advance by contacting Sherry Cuddy at 425-388-7308 or sherry.cuddy@snoco.org.

-Edited by Beacon staff

 

Comments (2)
Posted by: Nathaniel R Brown | Dec 01, 2013 10:55

We need to move beyond "tolerance."  While this is an excellent article in an excellent cause, the word "tolerance" implies "putting up with" and thus putting up with something disagreeable or inferior.  In social issues, that is, where we speak of equal human rights for all, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation or religion "tolerance" is not enough.  We need acceptance.  Out of many, we are one.



Posted by: john dolan | Dec 06, 2013 14:21

You should run for president...........not!



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