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Celebrate U.N. Human Rights Days Dec. 11, 2016

Celebrate U.N. Human Rights Days Dec. 11, 2016

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY DEC. 11, 2016 

PASADENA, 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. 

Every 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 leaders.  

The 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. 

The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be provided. 

Mayor 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.  

Segments 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.” 

Parking 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 rstone@cityofpasadena.net. 

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NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net  

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Posted: 12/6/2016 12:00:00 PM
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