County to host Dec. 10 Human Rights celebration

Nov 30, 2012

The Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights will host an International Human Rights Day celebration Dec. 10 at the Snohomish County Campus.

On this day, people from around the globe celebrate the basic human rights everyone should be entitled to by virtue of their as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.

“Human rights should be unequivocal,” said Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon. “This celebration furthers our county’s notion that all people, regardless of their differences, must be treated with equality.”

The free event is open to the public and will be held in Public Meeting Room 1 on the first floor of the Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave. from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.

The event will include short presentations from 21st District Representative Marko Liias, Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe and Machinist Union General Vice President Gary Allen.

Additionally, the public will get a chance to meet representatives from human rights advocacy organizations from around Snohomish County.

“To celebrate Human Rights Day in Snohomish County says that all residents and visitors here will be treated equally as they should be,” said Meg Winch, chair of the county’s human rights commission. “I hope that many county residents will join us for this day’s events.”

In addition, there will be an arts celebration of human rights, a video presentation and refreshments.  For more information, contact Andrea Pettit at 425-388-7308 or andrea.pettit@snoco.org.

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