68 Days of the UDHR

December 10, 2016 will be the 68th anniversary of the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights! This document is the basis for the modern human rights movement. In celebration, the Center for Civil and Human Rights will host public programs, special performances, and insightful conversations each aligned with an article from the UDHR starting 68 days from the anniversary (October 3) up to Human Rights Day. 


In 1948, shortly after World War II, a set of basic principles was established and placed before the United Nations (UN) declaring the inalienable rights of all people around the world and attempting to document the lessons learned from past decades of violence and injustice. The document, known as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), contains thirty articles, which serve as a set of principles for governments to use to remain accountable for their duty to protect the rights and freedoms of all people.


Date and Time Title Short description UDHR Article Details & Tickets

Thursday, October 4:

6 PM

Bills on the Ballot Led by the Honorable Cassandra Kirk, this will be a bipartisan discussion of the legislative bills that will be voted on in the 2016 election.  21 Click here

Saturday, October 8:

11 AM

SPARK Saturday This SPARK Saturday will revolved around FOOD! We will explore human rights issues as they pertain to food with children under 18 years of age. Children receive FREE admission on this day! 25 TBD

Saturday, October 15:

11 AM

International Day of the Girl This year's celebration of International Day of the Girl will bring awareness to the challenges of young girls within the local community and across the globe! ALL Click here

Tuesday, October 18:

7 PM

An Evening with Judge Navanethem Pillay During her thirty year tenure, Judge Navanethem Pillay served as lawyer, judge and United Nations High Commisioner for Human Rights. Participate in a conversation with Judge Pillay as we discuss the threats to international Human Rights and how to best serve all communities. ALL Click here

Thursday, October 27:

6 PM

Women and Politics:

Is it important to elect a female president?

Join us for a candid conversation on gender bias in the United States political system. We will address the question: Is it Important to elect a female president? 21 Click here


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