ACN Hosts Ugly Sweater Party to Celebrate Human Rights Day
The Ashland Center for Nonviolence to host an Ugly Sweater Party in Celebration of Human Rights Day
What's better than food, music and games? Eating food, listening to music, and playing games in an ugly sweater!
To celebrate the end of the semester and the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Ashland Center for Nonviolence invites you to dress your best (or worst, rather) to win a Fair Trade prize for "Best Ugly Sweater!" This event will be held at Eagle's Landing from 9-10:30pm on Thursday, December 2nd, in order to commemorate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on December 10th. This date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on December 10, 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights. The formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred at the 317th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on December 4, 1950, when the General Assembly declared resolution 423(V), inviting all member states and any other interested organizations to celebrate the day as they saw fit.
The day is a high point in the calendar of UN headquarters in New York City, United States, and is normally marked by both high-level political conferences and meetings and by cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues. In addition, it is traditionally on the 10th of December that the five-yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and Nobel Peace Prize are awarded. Many governmental and nongovernmental organizations active in the human rights field also schedule special events to commemorate the day, as do many civil and social-cause organizations.