National Center for Civil and Human Rights and Porsche Celebrate 71st Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with Free Admission to The Center


Atlanta, Ga. (October 17, 2019) – The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center), with support from Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), will waive admission on Saturday, October 26 to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This is the second year Atlanta-based PCNA has sponsored a free day at The Center for the public.
“The vision to create a framework of global rights and freedoms for every human being through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one that Porsche values,” said Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of PCNA. “We are proud to be able to support our neighbor, The Center, in celebrating and protecting human rights around the world.”The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted on December 10, 1948 in the aftermath of World War II, established the principle that human rights are universal and that every segment of society has a responsibility to uphold them. The UDHR’s 30 articles outline these rights—from the right to free speech and voting to the right of an education and access to health care.“We treasure our collaboration with Porsche because it allows us to celebrate human rights, and educate more people on how to protect these rights,” said Jill Savitt, CEO of The Center. “This year, we are focused on urging young people to tap into their own power to change the world. Porsche’s support helps us provide free admission so we can reach and inspire more people.”

PCNA was established on September 1, 1984 and actively supports causes including education, the arts, and civil rights.

The Center will host a series of events covering multiple civil and human rights topics. Activities include Eleanor Roosevelt’s Celebratory Brunch (and bust installation), “Her Truth, Her Power” Oculus VR exhibit, Love Beyond Walls Dignity Museum launch, and much more. For more information and a full program schedule please visit

About the National Center for Civil and Human Rights

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Struggle. The Center features a continuously rotating exhibit from The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, which includes many of Dr. King’s documents and personal items. Visitors are immersed in experiential exhibits through powerful and authentic stories, historic documents, compelling artifacts, and interactive activities. The Center is a source for ongoing dialogue — hosting educational forums and attracting world-renowned speakers and artists who work on a variety of human rights topics. For more information, visit

Join the conversation on civil and human rights on @ctr4chr (Twitter) and @ctr4chr (Facebook).
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Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is the exclusive U.S. importer of the Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman; Macan and Cayenne; Panamera; and Taycan. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia since 1998, PCNA is also home to the first Porsche Experience Center in North America featuring a module-based 1.6 mile driver development track, business center, and fine dining restaurant, 356. The company operates a second Porsche Experience Center near Los Angeles. That 53-acre complex features a driver development track with eight educational modules totaling 4.1 miles, a business center, and Restaurant 917. PCNA supports 191 independently owned and operated Porsche dealerships in the U.S., including supplying parts, service, marketing, and training. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the Porsche brand’s 70-year history of leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety, and efficiency. PCNA is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000-plus motorsport wins to date.


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  • Shani Drake
    Director of Marketing and Public Engagement
    National Center for Civil and Human Rights
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    PR and Communications
    National Center for Civil and Human Rights
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