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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

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ARE INCLUDED.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED, AS SPACE IS LIMITED.

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Eleanor Roosevelt: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 21 (1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
(2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
(3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.