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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Six Locals: Human Rights Day

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Celebrate dignity and justice for all. Today Salt Lake City will hold a Human Rights Day reception at the City & County building. Dr. George Cheney (featured this week in City Weekly's 5 Spot) and former Mayor Rocky Anderson will speak. We wanted to know your believes about human rights, so, we took it to the street.---

What is every person entitled to? Why
"Life.  The right to live, to not worry about the next day.  This should happen without giving up beliefs, without having to adopt someone else's." - Lindsay
"Truth through media. This has been driving me nuts recently. Fear-based media is what we are fed." - Sonja
"Self dignity. God gave us the right to live and breathe. Fo someone to tell us no, well, it goes against everything." - Weasle
"Food, clothing, shelter. Nobody should go without.  Sure, there are more, but start there." - Scott
"First, freedom because everyone has the right to direct their own fate. Second, privacy. Particularly in this day and age of information it is easy to spy; government and corporations don't resist the temptation." - Markus
"Freedom. Nobody owns anybody else." - Steve

Human Rights Day Reception and Refugee Exhibit

  Guest speakers: Dr. George Cheney, Executive Director of the University of Utah's Tanner Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy Center, and former Mayor Rocky Anderson. Also, Refugee Photo Exhibit and Reception will feature artists from Somalia. Handmade items will be available for purchase. Suggested admission: donate a winter item which will be given to refugee families.  City & County Building, 451 S. State St., 801-535-6333, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m.

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