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An Annual Celebration of Human Rights Day

Friday, December 7, 2018

Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home
Hyde Park, NY


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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

Image by GIF Winner NaiyaHumanRights

Eleanor Roosevelt: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 15 (1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.