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Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the UDHR

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October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
South Burlington High School
550 Dorset St.
South Burlington, VT 05403 United States

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“Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up for Your Rights”

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF Burlington) in partnership with UVM’s Center for Cultural Pluralism is sponsoring a free program on The Importance of Eleanor Roosevelt to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Critical Reflections on Friday, October 11th at 7 PM at Billings-Ira Allen Lecture Hall, 26 University Place in Burlington.

The featured speaker, Dr. Blanche Wiesen Cook, is a historian and author of a 3-volume, definitive biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Eleanor Roosevelt’s work chairing the committee that drafted this historic document: a testament to the enduring universality of the values of equality, justice, peace, and human dignity.

The UDHR represents a milestone in the history of human rights, setting forth the 30 fundamental human rights that are to be universally protected. Dr. Cook’s presentation will help students and adults learn about, promote, engage and reflect on human rights with the goal of encouraging everyone to stand up for human rights, every day. As Bob Marley sang: “Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.”


This program is supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council, American Civil Liberties Union of VT, Amnesty International Champlain Valley, WILPF US, Anne Slade Frey Charitable Trust, Ben and Jerry’s Community Action Team, Green Mountain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, Bernard and Sandra Otterman Foundation, Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation, WILPF Burlington, and the University of Vermont (UVM): Center for Cultural Pluralism; Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences; College of Education and Social Services; Honors College; Larner College of Medicine; and Graduate College.


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