Did you know there are 2.13 male short-film directors to every 1 female director? It’s time to flip the script.
Here’s how you can help: Join us at LUNAFEST, the traveling film festival that is amplifying the voices of strong women everywhere, telling the stories that must be told.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
5:30 p.m. Wine & Buffet Reception
6:45 p.m. Film Screening
The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home
4079 Albany Post Rd.
Hyde Park, NY
This local LUNAFEST event is co-sponsored by Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, an organization working to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation, and the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill in support of Girls’ Leadership Worldwide, its one-of-a-kind leadership and empowerment program for girls from across the country and around the globe.


May 29 – 31, 2019

Omega, a nonprofit educational organization will be working with 32 organizations across the spectrum of social, economic, and environmental issues, and will be awarded working retreat grants. The Women Serving Women Summit, hosted by the Omega Women’s Leadership Center, will focus on organizations that serve the needs and interests of women. The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill is proud to be one of many great organizations receiving the Women Serving Women 2019 grant!

Small Places Close to Home

An Annual Celebration of Human Rights Day

Friday, December 7th, 2018
9 – 2pm

Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center
4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538

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Join us at the Wallace Center on Friday, December 7 as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

This free, day-long program, based around “FDR’s Four Freedoms Today,” will feature talks, dialogue, and workshops focused on connecting the UDHR to Hudson Valley issues and solutions.

Presenters and faculty will include:

  • Dr. Rebecca Adami, Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London
  • Mona Ali, Associate Professor of Economics, SUNY @ New Paltz
  • Dr. Ellen Chesler, Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
  • Dr. Maria Hoehn, Professor of History, Vassar College / Mid-Hudson Refugee Solidarity Project
  • Rev. Walter LeFlore, Board President, Interfaith Council
  • Ben Majekodunmi, UN Senior Human Rights and Political Affairs Officer
  • Marc Molinaro, County Executive
  • John Penney, Poughkeepsie Journal


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Eleanor Roosevelt: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 12 No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.