We are pleased and excited to present The World As It Could Be In Small Places Close to Home on Saturday, March 17th, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
During this day-long Institute we invite members of the community to learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and how to utilize the UDHR to take positive action to address issues of concern. Modeled after our successful 3-day Institutes, the program will combine fun and meaningful experiences with creative arts to encourage different ways to communicate and express ideas about human rights in our most immediate circles.
We look forward to a day where we help further the inspiring words of Eleanor Roosevelt, from her 1958 speech delivered on the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the UDHR:
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. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
We look forward to demonstrating the power of human rights actions.