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Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell and the Seattle Human Rights Commission to host “Human Rights 101” forum

Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell

Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell and the Seattle Human Rights Commission to host “Human Rights 101” forum

Seattle – What are human rights? Why do they matter in Seattle? How do human rights protect me? What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? How can I support human rights?

All people are born free and equal with dignity and rights. Each of us have human rights. Join us to learn how those rights are applicable to you, your loved ones, and your community. Learn how human rights protect against all forms of discrimination including racism. Acquire the tools to make a difference in your community and become an advocate for dignity and justice.

WHAT:
Presentation and panel discussion about human rights at the local level.

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Council Chambers, second floor
Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle 98104

WHO:
Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell
Sara Schmidt, Amnesty International, Western Region Field Organizer
Seattle Human Rights Commission
Seattle Office for Civil Rights

For more information, please contact Felicia Yearwood, Seattle Office for Civil Rights at 206-684-4537 or felicia.yearwood@seattle.gov.

The forum will be available for viewing on the Seattle Channel’s Web site afterward.

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