The Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights will host an
International Human Rights Day celebration Dec. 10 at the Snohomish
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 email@example.com.