Human Rights Month

April is Human Rights Month at Central Michigan University

Human Rights Month


Did you know? Seven years after presiding over the UN Committee that produced the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady, visited Central Michigan University where she gave a speech entitled “Is the United States Facing Up to World Leadership? to a packed auditorium. Click here to watch s short video on Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1955 visit to CMU.

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Celebrate Human Rights this April at CMU
FREE EDUCATIONAL EVENTS, OPEN TO ALL


Human Rights Month in April 2015 focuses on the history and meaning of
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Eleanor Roosevelt’s important role in the creation of this document. The UDHR was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948.


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2015 Calendar



March 31, 2015  (Tuesday)
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Struggle to Define Human Rights, Dr. Allida Black
7pm, Library Auditorium, Reception to Follow
(co-sponsored by Women & Gender Studies, The Department of History and the Clarke Historical Library)
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April 1, 2015  (Wednesday)
Women & Gender Studies Program Brown Bag Research Talk with Dr. Allida Black
12pm-1pm, Anspach 254
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April 1, 2015  (Wednesday)
Can a Declaration Combat Genocide?  (2015 Abel Lecture on Democracy, Dictatorship & Genocide), Dr. Allida Black
7pm, Library Auditorium, Reception to follow in Clarke Historical Library
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April 2, 2015  (Thursday)
Demystifying Human Rights (Master Class on Human Rights), Dr. Allida Black & Deborah Drennan of Freedom House, Detroit*
7pm, French Auditorium (Education & Human Services Building)
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April 8, 2015  (Wednesday)
LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) Presents: The Great Plains Nomads
6pm, Pearce 128
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April 9, 2015  (Thursday)
Life in the Camps: Human Rights in North Korea
7pm, Anspach 165



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Freedom House is a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world who are seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. Freedom House is guided by the belief that all people deserve to live free from oppression and to be treated with justice, compassion and dignity. The Freedom House sanctuary and its services begin the healing process for many refugees.

Human Rights Month is sponsored by the Center for Professional & Personal Ethics
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“The Declaration will help forward very largely the education of the peoples of the world.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt,“The Promise of Human Rights”, 1948




Did you know? Seven years after presiding over the UN Committee that produced the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady, visited Central Michigan University where she gave a speech entitled “Is the United States Facing Up to World Leadership? to a packed auditorium. Click here to watch s short video on Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1955 visit to CMU.