INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY DEC. 11, 2016
Calif.—The public is invited to join Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and the
Pasadena Chapter of the United Nations Association to celebrate the 68th
anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 2-4 p.m., Sunday,
Dec. 11, 2016 at Pasadena City College’s Creveling Lounge, 1570 E Colorado Blvd.
year, communities throughout the world, including Pasadena, celebrate the
Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the U.N. General Assembly on Dec. 10,
1948. In Pasadena, the celebration
features speakers, film, art and special exhibitors in keeping with the new
global Sustainable Development Goals adopted last year by over 150 world
event will focus on education both locally and internationally, with a
particular focus on the lack of education for the millions of children living
in refugee camps around the world. In
addition, artwork created by students from Polytechnic and other local schools
focused on peace and human rights will be on display at the event.
event is free and open to the public. Refreshments
will be provided.
Terry Tornek will provide opening remarks, followed by keynote speaker Sama
Wareh, a Syrian-American artist and humanitarian who has traveled to Syria to
provide aid and art therapy to children.
of Ms. Wareh’s documentary, “350 Birds of Hope,” which highlights her journey
to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon, will be shown. Ms. Wareh is also the award-wining author of
“How to Draw 60 Native California Plants and Animals: a Field Guide.”
is available in PCC’s Parking Lot 1 on Hill Ave and Green St.; purchase $2
parking permits from the ticketing booths in the lot. For more information, contract Rhonda Stone,
Council Liaison to Mayor Tornek, (626) 744-7210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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