Focusing on local human rights issues is just as important as globally. Learn more about local human rights organizations, and what’s being done locally, at the City of Seattle’s 15th Annual Human Rights Day celebration. This year features Jorge Baron, Executive Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. He’ll discuss the project’s work to provide comprehensive immigration services to low-income individuals and families in Washington. The evening will also highlight the Seattle Human Rights Commission’s immigrant rights work, and celebrate the 2014 Human Rights Awards for local individuals and organizations. Human Rights Day annually commemorates the December 10, 1948 signing of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Prior to this 7:30 pm presentation, attend the Health as a Human Right discussion downstairs at 6:00 pm, also in honor of Human Rights Day.
Presented by: Town Hall, Seattle Human Rights Commission, Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Center for Human Rights at the University of Washington, World Affairs Council, Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission, and Seattle Office of Immigrant Rights and Refugee Affairs, as part of the Civics series.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.