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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 16 (1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.