Sure, you’ve read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). You may also know that it was penned as a response to the atrocities of World War II by Eleanor Roosevelt and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and that it is a template for guaranteeing protection and freedom from abuses of power for civil, political, social, and economic issues worldwide. But have you taken it in word by word, surrounded by friends and colleagues, who are intensely focusing on these very words at the same time? Join us on February 16 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for “Handwriting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” to hand copy this document and form a more intimate connection to its text and meaning.
We will provide paper, pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils, and pens. You’ll also receive a copy of the UDHR to take home. Copies of an artist’s rendering of the UDHR can be viewed during the event.
This free, public event is co-sponsored by the Buzz Team of Madison Chenango Call to Action and the Hamilton Area Anti Racism Coalition (HAARC). This is open to people of all ages so please bring your families. Anyone who does not want to write or cannot write can draw pictures.
You don’t have to copy the whole text, we will create a collage to be displayed at the library after the event. Heck, some of the amendments are pretty short, so you can probably stop by just to do one or two in between errands. Come join us to celebrate this important document and all it stands for. I can’t think of a better way to spend Presidents’ Day Weekend.