Human Rights Day

December 10th, 2008 by Sarah Laleman Ward

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 marks the 60th birthday of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To celebrate Human Rights Day, Hunter College plays host to a number of events which include:

Events hosted by the Hunter College V-Day 2009 Team

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008
from 12 noon to 5pm
HW 3rd floor tabling area

*POETRY OPEN MIC
*DRUMMING CIRCLE
*TABLING with INFORMATION on the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (1948) *BAKE SALE to benefit V-DAY 2009

This event and the V-DAY 2009 campaign to stop violence against women and youth is endorsed by The Women & Gender Studies Program at Hunter, and sponsored by Eve Ensler and the V-DAY Organization.

A Colloquium Sponsored by the Mellon Committee

Hunter College Commemorates the 60th Anniversary of
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Wednesday, December 10, 2008, Ida K. Lang RecitalHall, 3:30 P.M.

“New Horizons for Human Rights: A Colloquium on the 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” featuring:

•Richard A. Wilson on Human Rights Knowledge – Gladstein Chair of Human Rights, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut.

•Richard P. Hiskes on Human Rights Education – Professor of Political Science, Minor Director of the Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut.

•Mariclaire Acosta on Human Rights Politics – Director, Americas Program of the International Center for Transitional Justice, Former Deputy Secretary for Human Rights and Democracy at the Mexico Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Founding Member and Former President of the Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights.

Introductory remarks by President Jennifer J. Raab. Each speaker’s presentation will be followed by commentary from Hunter faculty and discussion with the audience.

SPONSORED BY THE MELLON COMMITTEE ON UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

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