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UN Day 2018: Human Rights, Close to Home

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Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains

468 Rosedale Avenue

White Plains, NY 10605

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Please join us for UNA-Westchester's celebration of UN Day 2018, "Human Rights Close to Home".

UNA-Westchester's UN Day celebration will feature a media launch and activation of UDHR Now, a program to engage students and teachers, focusing on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on the 70th anniversary of this historic document. We are in the process of getting school districts in Westchester County engaged in this process.

The UN Day event will highlight human rights activist Kathy Eldon(See bio HERE), as keynote speaker, a UN-recognized youth envoy and a panel of educators involved in the ‘Rock Your World’ program (http://rock-your-world.org). School superintendents, teachers and students are cordially invited to attend, as well as UNA-Westchester members and local political leaders.

The UDHR Now challenges students to:

  • Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
  • Express their responses to the UDHR in creative ways, using multimedia, the arts, music, poetry, film—anything that inspires them.
  • Possibly start a campaign based on real world issues related to any aspect of the UDHR’s 30 articles!

UDHR Now combines creative fun, academic expression, and civic engagement.

UNA-USA Westchester Chapter is partnering with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Creative Visions, the Westchester County (NY) Chapter of the Links, Inc., the Town of Greenburgh and Rock Your World.

Participants will engage in expressing their views on human rights issues and will enjoy a generous networking reception following the presentations.

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