Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on December 10. It commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since 2008, The Salt Lake City Mayor's Office of Diversity & Human Rights and the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission host a human rights day event in Salt Lake City, Utah. All proceeds from the event go to support the Human Rights Education Project, a series of 8 workshops designed to educate refugee and immigrant populations about their legal rights in the United States. Workshops discuss the following topics: Workers' and Tenant Rights, Workplace Safety, Law Enforcement, Gang Prevention, Sexual Violence Pevention, Criminal Justice, and U.S. Citizenship.
Tickets purchased for the event are non-refundable. Tickets purchased in advance will be picked up at the door on the day of the event. To pay in either cash or check, visit the Salt Lake City Mayor's Office, located at the City & County Building on 451 South State Street, Room 306. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event for $20. Students receive a discounted ticket price of $8.
Free parking is available at the College of Social Work and in a small parking lot across the street from the event venue. Visitor parking is available at the University of Utah for an hourly fee. The event can also be reached by public transportation via TRAX (Light Rail 703 - Red Line) and bus.
For any questions regarding the event, please contact Yolanda Francisco-Nez at 801-535-7734 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Chelsea Eddy at 801-535-7110 or email@example.com.
Visit http://www.slcgov.com/odhr to learn more about ODHR.