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Posted on: November 30, 2016

[ARCHIVED] International Human Rights Day and the 1st Annual Snohomish County Human Rights Awards

Contact: Sherry Cuddy
  Senior Secretary; Snohomish County Human Rights Commission
  Contact.humanrightscommission@snoco.org
  425-388-7308 or Fax: 425-388-3579

Stand Up for Someone’s Rights Today

Snohomish County Human Rights Commission invites the public to join us in celebrating

 International Human Rights Day and the 1st Annual Snohomish County Human Rights Awards

December 10, 2016 -  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Everett Labor Temple

 Warren Rush Room

2812 Lombard Avenue

Everett, WA 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 Department

Racism It Stops With Me Award – The Islamic Center of Mukilteo

 

Living Voices will perform their award-winning presentation of “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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