Human Rights Day Celebration December 10, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Snohomish County Human Rights Commission invites the public to join them in celebrating International Human Rights Day and the 1st Annual Snohomish County Human Rights Awards

December 10, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm 
Everett Labor Temple, Warren Rush Room
2812 Lombard Avenue, Everett 98201

The Human Rights Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of individuals, organizations, and businesses in furthering the principles of the Universal Declarations of Human Rights and Cultural Diversity and fostering intercultural dialogue as a process contributing to the survival of humanity. We celebrate cultural diversity as the common heritage of humanity as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature.

2016 Human Rights Award recipients:

Human Rights Award – Deborah Parker
Law Award – Snohomish County Office of Neighborhoods
Community Organization Award – Communities of Color Coalition
Educators Award – Edmonds School District, Diversity, Equity and Outreach
Racism It Stops With Me Award – The Islamic Center of Mukilteo

Living Voices will perform their award-winning presentation “Hear my Voice”

“Join us. Help break the toxic patterns of a fearful world and embark on a more peaceful, more sustainable future. We don’t have to stand by while the haters drive wedges of hostility between communities – we can build bridges. Wherever we are, we can make a real difference. In the street, in school, at work, in public transport; in the voting booth, on social media, at home and on the sports field.”  – United Nations Human Rights Office
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […]  Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


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