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THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

2012 CELEBRATION OF THE 64th ANNIVERSARY

2012 CELEBRATION OF THE 64th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

DAVIS UNA CHAPTER WILL OBSERVE 2012 CELEBRATION OF THE 64th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Monday, December 10, 2012 marks the 64th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Davis chapter of the United Nations Association invites the public to a celebration of this milestone on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 3 p.m. in the Community Room at International House, 10 College Park, in Davis.

Using a variety of formats, the Declaration is presented each December by different readers from the community. Previous years' presentations of the 30 articles read in that many different languages (followed by an English translation) were received with great enthusiasm. Hearing so many voices from various cultures reflect the diversity of our community and the universality of the Declaration is a remarkable experience and therefore the same pattern will be followed this year.

Participating in the ceremony as readers, listeners and observers has been meaningful and sometimes very moving for those who were present for the reading of the complete document. Some individuals had not realized that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been guiding the world since the document was created in 1948 under the strong leadership of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

All interested community members are most cordially invited to come and be a link in our circle when we read, hear, and reflect on the meaning of such basic truths as "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." (Article 1)

Official United Nations copies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be available as gifts from the UNA chapter. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. There is no charge, but donations are welcomed.

To volunteer to read please contact Verena Borton at (530)756-0632 or rvborton@comcast.net